UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Version 0.42 - June 30 1995
Prepared by Ben Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org> in Nairobi, Kenya. Special thanks to Art McGee <email@example.com> for his exhaustive African-related resource lists. Also to firstname.lastname@example.org for his Middle East-North Africa Internet Resources Guide.
Any corrections, additions or clarifications welcome.
The countries of the Horn of Africa for the purposes of this document are as follows:
Somalia (including Somaliland)
PART 1: Regional Resources
--- Publications ---
o The Horn of Africa Bulletin. A bimonthly press review published in Sweden by the Life and Peace Institute. Contact email@example.com.
o InterAfrica Group NGO Networking Service. Monthly round-up on regional issues. Contact IAG@padis.gn.apc.org
o Indian Ocean Newsletter sometimes available on AFRICA-N. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
--- Mailing Lists ---
o AFRICA.HORN is an APC conference shared within the APC community, including most FIDO hosts in the region. Contact: email@example.com. Relevant postings can be sent to conf:firstname.lastname@example.org.
o Oromo-Net is a mailing list devoted to the Oromo people who live mainly, but not exclusively in Ethiopia. Contact email@example.com.
o Ge'ez is a ancient language and an alphabet used for some of the languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org [Down as of 29 April 95]
--- WWW resources ---
I have no intention of listing all Web pages that might be relevant, but here are four that will lead to others:
o University of Pennsylvania African Studies Web (various sections): http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/AS.html
o The Hornet - eclectic selection of material from the Addis BBS: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Hornet /menu_Hornet.html
o Abyssinia Cyberspace Gateway: http://www.cs.indiana.edu/hyplan/dmulholl/acg.html
o Greater Horn Information Exchange http://www.intac.com/PubService/rwanda/HORN/
--- IRC channels ---
There appear sometimes to be IRC channels called #ethiopia, #eritrea and #somalia
PART 2: Country Specific Resources
--- Djibouti ---
o Packet Switching available (DJIPAC). No e-mail information available, but French Minitel service reportedly active in some way.
--- Eritrea ---
o FIDOnet node 5:7551/1 - Eritrean Information Systems Agency - contact:
o FIDOnet node 5:7551/2 - Adal Computer Systems. Contact:
Adal also runs a BBS on +291 1 113096
o Healthnet node: email@example.com
o Eritrea Profile: firstname.lastname@example.org
o Dehai/EDIN - contact email@example.com
a suite of mailing lists on communications, constitution, etc
o Eritrea-L - contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
--- Ethiopia ---
o FIDOnet node 5:751/1 - Panafrican Documentation and Information System (part of the UN Economic Commission for Africa). Approx 300 users not only in Addis Ababa.
o 5:751/2 - The Hornet - Horn of Africa related dial up BBS including Internet mailing lists, file archives, etc. Approx 200 users. Call +2511 514534. Contact email@example.com.
o Healthnet node. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
o ETHIOPIA - by "Barry Gossa" in Cairo. Seems to have disappeared. Any further information gratefully received.
o Variety Column - distributed by "S.K." on EEDN (see below)
o EEDN - formerly known as Cleo. contact EEDNemail@example.com
o Ethiolist - a suite of lists: general, politics, sports, sciences and history. contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
o Pol.Ethiopia - Mainly Ethiopian government announcements. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org send a message:
SUBSCRIBE POL.ETHIOPIA Your Name
o North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ).
--- Somalia and Somaliland ---
None at present. Possible Healthnet node in near future.
Somalia News Update. Excellent e-publication. Now discontinued. Archives at gopher://strix.udac.uu.se:70/11/antbh.
o Somalia Association for Peace and Democracy. Mail
email@example.com, body subscribe sapd-somalia.
o Usenet newsgroup: soc.culture.somalia
--- Sudan ---
Healthnet node: firstname.lastname@example.org
o Sudan News and Views. Contact email@example.com
o Also firstname.lastname@example.org.
o Scottish Churches Sudan Group Newsletter. Contact
o Sudan Info - a bilingual information leaflet from the
Canadian Sudan Action Group. Contact email@example.com
o Sudan InfoNet. Contact Bill Lowrey on <firstname.lastname@example.org>
o Sudan-L. Contact email@example.com
o Sudan-Cush. Send mail to Sudan-Cush-Request@helsinki.fi
o Sudanese. Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This compilation (c) Ben Parker, 1995
From: Ben.Parker@sasa.unep.no (Ben Parker)
Subject: Horn of Africa Internet Resources Guide Version 0.42