IGAD strongly condemned deliberate targeting of civilians in South Sudan (Apr 24, 2014)

The IGAD Executive Secretary, Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim expressed  deep concern over the spiraling violent conflict across South Sudan and the worsening humanitarian  situation in the country. He also strongly condemned the deliberate targeting of civilians in the conflict as evidenced during the recent fighting in Bentiu (Unity State), as well as the 17 April attack in the UN  Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Bor.... Read more

President Kenyatta’s State visit to Qatar (Apr 24, 2014)

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on a State visit to Qatar this week, met Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Than, on Wednesday (April 23) and witnessed the signing of four agreements and three Memoranda of Understanding. One agreement covered Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation and lays a foundation for cooperation between Kenya and Qatar in trade, industry, energy, agriculture, communication, transport, construction, labor and tourism. ... Read more

Head of the UN in Somalia calls for more international support to boost peace building and humanitarian operations (Apr 24, 2014)

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Nicholas Kay, on Thursday called on the country’s international partners to boost support to aid peace building and humanitarian efforts. He told reporters in New York that “The UN has no intention to withdraw from Somalia.... Read more

China urges renewed peace effort in South Sudan after massacre (Apr 24, 2014)

China has urged renewed greater peace efforts in South Sudan after the United Nations said rebels killed hundreds of civilians when they seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week. Foreign affairs spokesperson, Qin Gang,   said on Wednesday (April 23) that China strongly condemned this massacre and it urged “all sides in South Sudan, including the opposition and the authorities, to keep pushing political dialogue to resolve the relevant issues and achieve reconciliation, peace and development at the earliest date." ... Read more

Sudan, SPLM-N reopen peace negotiations in Addis Ababa (Apr 24, 2014)

The Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reopened peace talks on Tuesday in Addis Ababa aimed to end conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. ... Read more

The African Union’s Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan starts work (Apr 24, 2014)

The African Union’s Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, chaired by former Nigerian President Obasanjo started a 10-day mission in Juba on Monday (April 21).... Read more

Somali cabinet discusses formation of local administrations (Apr 24, 2014)

The Somali Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, on Tuesday (April 22) discussed the setting up of local regional administrations in the liberated areas of the country.... Read more

IGAD issued strongly condemns deliberate targeting of civilians (Apr 24, 2014)

The IGAD Executive Secretary, Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim expressed  deep concern over the spiraling violent conflict across South Sudan and the worsening humanitarian  situation in the country. ... Read more

Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State pleased with the results of ‘villagization’ (Apr 22, 2014)

The Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State is encouraged by the results of the ‘villagization’ program.... Read more

Somalia's President stresses need for stability at National Conference on Security (Apr 22, 2014)

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Sunday (April 20) has stressed the need for lasting peace and stability across the country. ... Read more



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