Ethiopia Web Links
Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information generally on Ethiopia and specifically in the context of the Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict. For related web links, see Eritrea Web Links, Horn of Africa Web Links and Regional Resources: Africa. For more USIP resources see Ethiopia.
- General Resources
- Government Agencies and International Organizations
- Maps and Guides
- Media and News Sources
- Peace Agreements and Political Resources
These links complement the conflict-resolution simulation exercise on the Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict for the state-level high school winners of the United States Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest. These links also complement the USIP Special Report: U.S. Leadership in Resolving African Conflict: the Case of Ethiopia-Eritrea.
The sites below collect links to other Internet resources which describe the background, history and current events in Ethiopia.
- Africa South of the Sahara: Ethiopia
An extensive collection of well-annotated links compiled by Karen Fung at Stanford University for the African Studies Association. Includes links to email lists, newsgroups, special projects, databases and archives, articles and documents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), news and general sources. Organized alphabetically within country listing. The web site also has regional and topical categories of links, as well as a a site searching capability.
- Ethiopia Page
Varied selection of annotated links from the Center for African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, covering general information, country map and city map of Addis Ababa, and other collections of links.
- Index on Africa: Country pages: Ethiopia
The web site for Index on Africa, a project of the Norwegian Council for Africa, contains extensive annotated links, organized by news pages, subject pages and country pages. Within each individual country page, links are organized by subject category, such as culture, politics and security and conflict. Interesting features include the number of links listed for each category, the tabulation of hits on a specific link since it was added to the Index on Africa web page, as well as the opportunity to rate the link. Search capability is also available.
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
- Embassy of Ethiopia - Washington, D.C.
The web site contains general information about Ethiopia, its arts, culture, historic sites, economy, and government, plus news, press releases, speeches, interviews and reports.
- Permanent Mission of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations
Statements, speeches, UN documents and resolutions from the Mission of Ethiopia in New York to the United Nations.
African Union (AU)
- African Union
Successor organization to the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African Union's web site has news and events, documents, a listing of member states, and related web links.
- Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN): Ethiopia
IRIN, a unit of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides a clearinghouse of information for humanitarian and international communities on the crises in sub-Saharan Africa. Its web site contains special reports, news briefs organized by country and region, such as Horn of Africa. Links to related web sites include IDPs in Ethiopia from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. An e-mail subscription for IRIN reports is also available.
- Reliefweb: Eritrea: The latest
Sponsored by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, this site provides extensive current news and information on a broad range of humanitarian relief issues in Ethiopia and worldwide. The web site includes maps, a archive of documents, links to related sites and a search engine. Includes a special web page for documents related to the Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict, as part of tracking complex emergencies.
- United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Web site of the UN organization based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Includes links to reports, statements, news sources, a database of meetings and events on Africa, related initiatives such as the UN Special Initiative on Africa, a list of member states, and other organizational information.
- UNHCR: Country of Origin and Legal Information
The web site for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has databases for country of origin and legal information documents and reports. Pull-down menus allow selection by country and/or subject and a specific search engine feature is also provided. Each country compilation includes links to country reports, legal documents, news and maps.
- United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
Web site of the UN peacekeeping mission. Describes the background and mandate of the mission, including a map, a fact sheet, news and analysis and links to related documents.
- Ethiopia: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006
Extensive report from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State. Reports for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 are also available. Previous years are available online from 1993.
- U.S. Department of State - Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State's site to official statements, press briefings, fact sheets and links to other related Internet sites. A country profile for Ethiopia lists statements and publications specific to that country.
- U.S. Institute of Peace Library-Commissions of Inquiry: Ethiopia
Brief description of special office set up in 1992 for investigations. Part of the United States Institute of Peace Library's Truth Commissions web page.
- United States Mission to Ethiopia
Web site maintained by the U.S. Information Service in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the U.S. Embassy, with links to the Peace Corps, the U.S. Agency for International Development, other U.S. government sites and Ethiopian web resources.
- ReliefWeb Map Centre: Ethiopia
Specialized maps of Ethiopia from ReliefWeb covering the humanitarian crisis resulting from the border war with Eritrea, refugees, food insecurity and other issues. Also has maps for the Horn of Africa and individual countries within the region. Maps can be sorted by type, source, and keyword and are linked to documents on ReliefWeb.
- Ethiopia: CIA World Factbook
Country information for Ethiopia covering the geography, people, economy, government, and infrastructure. Includes a map.
- Ethiopia Maps
Maps of Eritrea from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. These maps were produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency unless otherwise indicated.
- allAfrica.com: Ethiopia
Current news stories on Ethiopia from various Africa-related wire services and other organizations. AllAfrica.com incorporates Africa News Online. Contains brief summary with a link to the full text, as well as links by topic and region (East Africa). Special sections include: The United States and Africa and President Clinton's trip to Africa.
- BBC News | Africa | Eritrea and Ethiopia: a difficult peace
Feature article on the the peace agreement signed Dec. 12, 2000 between Eritrea and Ethiopia with links to related articles. BBC also has stories on War in Africa's Horn: Special Report, which looks at the background to the war and its impact on the rest of the Horn of Africa as well as current news on the region.
- Preventing and Mitigating Violent Conflicts: A Revised Guide for Practitioners
Prepared by Creative Associates International, Inc. at the request of the Greater Horn of Africa Initiative, a USAID project from 1994, to help support the Initiative's efforts to promote peace and development, especially in the Greater Horn.
- Walta Information Center
Based in Addis Ababa, this private information center is registered with the Ministry of Information and Culture. Its web site provides current news, articles, interviews, and special reports. Links to other web resources include the Ethiopian News Agency and several other news organizations.
- Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Goverment of the State of Eritrea
Full text of the peace agreement signed on December 12, 2000 by the heads of state of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Part of the United States Institute of Peace Library's Peace Agreements Digital Collection. Also includes statements by Madeleine Albright and Kofi Annan at the signing ceremony.
- Political Resources on the Net: Ethiopia
Links to information on elections, various political parties and organizations, news and general resources.
Updated: September 28, 2007