Wednesday, January 11, 2006

US bid to avert new Horn conflict

The United States says it is sending a high-level team to Ethiopia and Eritrea to try to solve their border dispute.

US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton presented the initiative to the UN Security Council.

He said the team of diplomats and military officials would spend 30 days trying to resolve the disagreement.

Last month, Eritrea ordered western UN peacekeepers to leave the buffer zone, amid fears of a renewed conflict.

Full story BBC 11 January 2006.


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