The history of the region of Afar

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Map of the Afar region
ReliefWeb map of March 2000.
Peace Agreement Addresses Afar Discontent
UN Integrated Regional Information Network (Nairobi), 14 May 2001. The Djibouti government and the radical wing of the Front for the Restoration of Unity and Peace (FRUD) signed an agreement, which aims to end the uneasy aftermath of the Afar insurgency in northern and south-western Djibouti. It was signed by Djibouti Interior Minister and FRUD leader Ahmed Dini.
Afar Radicals Excluded in New Government Line-Up
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 5 July 2001. President Ismael Omar Guelleh of Djibouti has set up the second government of his six-year tenure by appointing a 20-member cabinet, which excludes any members of the former radical wing of the Afar-led Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD) which recently signed a long-waited peace agreement with Guelleh.
Number of Needy in Afar Grows By Two-Fold
Embassy of Ethiopia (Washington, DC), press release, 31 July 2001. Uneven distribution of the rains in Afar Regional State is reported to have led to a two-fold rise in the number of the needy in the State. The reported two-fold increase in the number of needy, was however disputed.
Interview With Afar President
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 24 May 2002. Ali Sirro is the re-elected President of Afar, one of the most neglected and marginalised regions of Ethiopia, with a population estimated at 1.2 million. Te real needs of the Afar, what the regional government is trying to do to assist and where the international community can assist them.