A regional Summit in Nairobi to discuss the LAPSSET corridor project (Aug 01, 2014)

Regional leaders met in Nairobi on Thursday (July 31) for a consultative meeting on the Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPPSET) corridor project.... Read more

South Sudan peace talks to resume on Monday (Aug 01, 2014)

The fourth round of the IGAD-mediated peace talks between South Sudan’s warring parties has been delayed caused by extended holidays of Eid el-Fitr and National Martyr’s Day celebrations in Juba and will resume on Monday (August4), IGAD announced.

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The Ethio-US Business and Investment Summit in Houston, Texas (Jul 31, 2014)

The Ethio-US Investment Summit was held in Houston, Texas on Wednesday (July 30) and marked a new beginning and commitment from both sides to strengthen their economic and business relations. ... Read more

Ethiopian Airlines takes precautions over Ebola fever (Jul 31, 2014)

In a statement today, Ethiopian Airlines said that although Ebola had not been declared an epidemic and no travel ban had been issued, it was taking a lead in taking extraordinary precautions in connection with the outbreak of the disease in some parts of West Africa. ... Read more

IGAD Special Envoy to Somalia welcomes the agreement for a Central State in Somalia (Jul 31, 2014)

In a statement issued on Thursday (July 31) the IGAD Special Envoy to Somalia, Ambassador Mohamed Affey welcomed the signing of the agreement to set up a Central State in Somalia.... Read more

Somalia’s Federal Government endorses central state (Jul 31, 2014)

 The Federal Government of Somalia on Wednesday (July 30) has endorsed a central Somalia state. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed witnessed a ceremony for the formation of the State of Central Somalia at Villa Somalia, ... Read more

There is no US intent to engage in Africa militarily says Susan Rice (Jul 31, 2014)

Susan Rice, President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser has said that Washington does not intend to engage in Africa militarily to resolve the continent's conflicts. It prefers to boost efforts to train peacekeepers.... Read more

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to visit South Sudan next week (Jul 31, 2014)

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) will conduct a one-week visit to South Sudan (August 3-9) to assess the situation of children affected by the conflicts.... Read more

Ministerial Meeting on New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in the Least Developed Countries (Jul 30, 2014)

The Ministerial Meeting on New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) opened on July 27 in Cotonou, Benin. ... Read more

The Second Ethio-Kenya Technical Boundary Committee meeting (Jul 30, 2014)

The 2nd Joint Ethio-Kenyan Technical Boundary Committee met in Hawassa, the capital of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State last week (July 21-26) to draw up a Joint Inspection and Maintenance Program to cover Sectors 2, 3 and 4 of the common boundary between Ethiopia and Kenya. ... Read more



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