Horn of Africa

Countries in the Horn of Africa include:
Somalia and Somaliland
South Sudan

Abyssinian Cyberspace Gateway
Large site covering all the Horn of Africa countries. Includes companies, educational institutions, community organizations, recipes, software programs, art, etc. Maintained by Daniel Yacob. http://www.abyssiniacybergateway.net/ 

Carter Center (Atlanta, GA)
Information re projects in the Horn of Africa and other Center projects. Use the Search facility. http://www.cartercenter.org/

Committee to Protect Journalists
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Contains "Clampdown in Addis: Ethiopia's Journalists at Risk". Has the Africa section and individual country reports. http://www.cpj.org

Greater Horn of Africa Initiative
"...a U.S. foreign policy initiative launched in 1994 in order to address the recurring cycle of crisis, instability and famine in the Greater Horn of Africa region by improving food security and through the establishment of a system for conflict early warning, prevention and response." http://www.usaid.gov/regions/afr/ghai

/H-Horn: H-Net's network on the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea world
"...to facilitate scholarly exchanges between professionals" Has a directory of related fellowships/grants, journals, organizations, research centers, publishing houses. http://www.h-net.org/~horn

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Formerly the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was created in 1986 by Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda to co-ordinate development in the Horn of Africa. The State of Eritrea became the seventh member of IGADD in September 1993 after its independence. Has press releases. Based in Djibouti. http://igad.int/

Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Medford, MA)
E-journal which "...promotes the exchange of new ideas, previously unpublished research, and the critical write-up of field experience by field workers and researchers in humanitarian assistance". B ased at the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts). Formerly at University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K .Full text articles on Burundi, Rwanda, Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe,etc. http://www.jha.ac/

Library of Congress Country/Area Studies Handbooks
Has most of the full-text of the Army Area Handbooks long used as basic reference sources. Information on the history, society, economy, politics, national security of each country. Covers Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indian Ocean, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zaire. Parts of the handbooks not included in the online edition are the bibliographies, tables, maps, photos; these will be added later. One can search across all countries or any combination of countries and browse the table of contents for a specific country. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc/

Contains the Somali Archive, Hornet (information from the PADIS Fidonet network in Ethiopia), issues of Somalia News Update, information on the Falasha of Ethiopia, some articles on economic development, a Somali music clip, etc. Maintained by Michael Maren. http://www.netnomad.com/

Northeast African Studies (East Lansing, MI)
Journal on the Horn of Africa, published by Michigan State University Press and sponsored by the African Studies Center's Northeast African Studies Committee. http://www.msupress.msu.edu/journals/jour4.html

Ogaden Online
In Somali and English. Site for the "Ogaden struggle for self-determination", gives the Ogaden Somalis' point of view. Has statements from the Ogaden National Liberation Front. Political / economic news and commentary, political cartoons, events, issues, special reports and conversation. Includes a map. Audio files from various broadcasts (Radio Xorriyo, Sagal Radio, Sydney Somali Radio). Site based in Toronto, Canada. http://www.ogaden.com

Oromia Online
"Oromia Online is a subsidiary of Oromia Information Network (OIN) established by Oromo academics and professionals from around the world to provide balanced and reliable information on the social, political and economic aspects of Oromia and the Horn of Africa." Includes a fact sheet on Oromia, news from various sources, information from the Sidama Liberation Front, articles (such as Oromia, Birthplace of Coffee), links to other Oromo sites. One can join a discussion list, Oromia-net. http://www.oromia.org

Oromia Support Group
Information on the Oromo people, current information and background on OSG activities, OSG press releases, magazine and newspaper articles, publications, how to join the Oromia-Network (Onet) discussion forum, the tables of contents of The Sidama Concern, newsletter for the Sidama, etc. http://www.oromo.org/

Oromo Liberation Front
"The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) is a political organization established in 1973 by Oromo nationalists to lead the national liberation struggle of the Oromo people against the Abyssinian colonial rule." Has press releases, a history, policy statements, etc. Web site based in Washington, D. C. http://www.oromoliberationfront.org/

PADA Foundation
Dutch based non-profit African Advocacy organization."support to refugees and immigrants, mainly in areas related to their legal asylum and immigration cases both within and outside the Netherland." Especially concerned with the African diaspora from Ethiopia. Its works is based on volunteers. Located in Leiden, The Netherlands. http://www.pada.nl/

Power and Interest News Report, PINR
PINR is "...an independent organization that utilizes open source intelligence to provide conflict analysis services in the context of international relations." Reports on Africa include "Somalia's Fluid Politics Move Toward Polarization" ( July 07 2006); "Somaliland and the Issue of International Recognition." Based in Chicago, Ilinois. http://www.pinr.com/

Project Ploughshares
"...promotes disarmament and demilitarization, the peaceful resolution of political conflict..." Has full text articles from its newsletter, Ploughshares Monitor, the full text of its annual Armed Conflicts Report on the state of war around the world (which has maps of deaths in conflicts, a human development map, child soldiers map, landmines map). Projects include International Resource Group on Disarmament and Security in the Horn of Africa and the Sudan Track II Diplomacy Project (includes Military Profiles of Horn of Africa countries). Based at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel College, Waterloo, Canada. http://www.ploughshares.ca/index.html

Public Broadcasting Corporation - Jim Lehrer News Hour
Has transcripts of broadcast stories from 1996 on Somalia and the Sudan. For those with sound cards has a RealAudio version as well. Has a keyword search facility for the entire site.

"...project dealing with small arms issues in the Horn of Africa"; "promotes dialogue and non-violent conflict resolution. Projects are implemented by the Bonn International Center for Conversion - BICC and the International Resource Group on Disarmament and Security in the Horn of Africa (IRG). Does field work in Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan. Has report of a 2000 Workshop on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Garissa District (Kenya), a report of a workshop on the Control and Managment of Arms on Inter-communal, Domestic and Business Violence (Kenya). Has text of intergovernment declarations on small arms (Nairobi, Bamako), a link to a 42 p. report, Curbing the Demand for Small Arms - Lessons in East Africa and the Horn of Africa and a directory of peace related organizations in the Horn. http://www.saligad.org

Shinn, David H. - Fighting Terrorism in East Africa and the Horn
7 p. in PDF. Article in the Foreign Service Journal, Vol. 81, No. 9, September 2004. Pub. by the American Foreign Service Association. http://www.afsa.org/fsj/sept04/Shinn.pdf

United Nations Development Programme
Includes links to the Human Development Reports, UNDP programs in Africa, etc. http://www.undp.org/

United Nations Development Program. Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
A wealth of information: country profile, situation reports, reports for each region, thematic reports (food security, health, refugees/returnees). The situation reports (1996-1997) include coverage of Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda. Will have databases for download. Has maps and an Archive of 1994-1996 reports including Somalia Reports and a Horn of Africa Review. Hosted at the UPenn African Web site. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/eue_web/eue_mnu.htm

United Nations. ReliefWeb
Has news on Somalia and news on the Sudan. Maintained by the UN Dept. of Humanitarian Affairs. http://www.reliefweb.int

United States. Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, CJTF-HOA
Created in 2002, U.S. military force stationed in Djibouti at Camp Lemonier. News, photographs, video clips. "The Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa is a unit of United States Central Command that conducts operations and training to assist host nations to combat terrorism in order to establish a secure environment and enable regional stability. The mission is focused on detecting, disrupting and ultimately defeating transnational terrorist groups operating in the region." http://www.hoa.centcom.mil/index.htm

United States Institute of Peace - Terrorism in the Horn of Africa
Report. 16 pages, in Adobe pdf. Published January 2004 | Special Report No. 113. "The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress." Based in Washington, D.C. http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr113.html

University of Pennsylvania African Country Pages and Search Engine
Maps, an embassy directory, travel, language information, etc. for each African country. Site created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility where one can input keywords to receive information found on their very large web site.

Volcanoes in Africa
Mainly photos of volcanoes in the Comores, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire. Some entries, (Cape Verde, Zaire for ex.), include some information on historical eruptions. Each entry has references to articles. One can search issues of the Bulletin of Volcanology by keyword. Located on the Volcano World site which is designed to distribute remote sensing data to non-technical users.
African volcanoes: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/africa/africa.html
Volcano World: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html