A sudden increase in the numbers of Eritreans fleeing into Ethiopia (Oct 30, 2014)

The October report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that there has been a sharp increase in the number of Eritreans fleeing across the border into Ethiopia. ... Read more

UK Minister visits Somalia to promote the rights of women and girls (Oct 30, 2014)

The UK’s International Development Minister, Lynne Featherstone, on a visit to Mogadishu met with the Somali Minister of Women and Human Rights Development, Khadija Diriye, and the Vice Minister of Health, Ahmed Adan Ahmed. ... Read more

The 4th Counter-Piracy Conference held in Dubai (Oct 30, 2014)

The fourth Counter-Piracy conference opened in Dubai on Wednesday (October 29).... Read more

The UN Secretary-General and World Bank President in Somalia and Kenya (Oct 30, 2014)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived on Mogadishu on Wednesday on the third stop in a tour of the Horn of Africa aimed at promoting development and consolidating peace and security across the wider region.... Read more

Dr. Tedros holds talks with Germany’s Ambassador to Ethiopia (Oct 30, 2014)

Dr. Tedros Adhanom held talks on Wednesday with Dr. Joachim Schimdt, Ambassador of Germany to Ethiopia. ... Read more

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Djibouti (Oct 29, 2014)

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, arrived in Djibouti on Tuesday (October 28) on a historic first visit by the Secretary General to the country.

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Prime Minister Hailemariam and UN Secretary-General inaugurate UN’s New Office Facility in Addis Ababa (Oct 29, 2014)

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially inaugurated the United Nations’ New Office Facility (NOF) in Addis Ababa at the ECA Compound on Tuesday (October 28).

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Ban-Ki Moon, Jim Yong Kim meet with IGAD Ministers (Oct 29, 2014)

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yonk Kim met with ministers of IGAD countries yesterday (October 27) at the UNECA Conference Hall.

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A briefing in Mogadishu on progress against Al-Shabaab; amnesty extended by 65 days (Oct 29, 2014)

In a briefing for the media in Mogadishu on Monday (October 27) the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou, along with President Mohamud and senior army officers, said that Al-Shabaab militants now only control Jamaame, Jilib, Buale and Sakow in Middle Juba Region, Diinsor in Bay region and Bardere in Gedo region, adding , "there are also a few other smaller towns like El-Dere in Middle Shabelle."

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Ambassador Berhane meets UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa (Oct 29, 2014)

Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Christos, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, met on Monday (October 27) with Leila Pakkala, UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa.

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