Communiqué of the 32nd Extra-Ordinary Summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government on South Sudan

The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 32nd Extra-Ordinary Summit on 21st June 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the Chairmanship of H.E. Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government and discussed the situation

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IGAD says South Sudan rebel leader should reside outside bloc countries

The East African bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) released a statement on Sunday, stating that South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar should reside in countries outside the bloc except to attend peace talks. In a press statement, the regional bloc of eight member states said Machar who is currently residing in South Africa should

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Khartoum Receives South Sudan Opposition Leader For Peace Talks

SMC- South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar on Sunday  has arrived in Khartoum to take part in a new round of talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir. Foreign Minister Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed received Machar upon arrival at the airport. “Machar’s arrival is an important step that would be enhanced when the South Sudanese president

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Ethiopia grows portfolio with the acquisition of Port Sudan

Ethiopia has grown its portfolio of ports with the acquisition of Sudan’s largest sea gateway, Port Sudan. DP World, who jointly own the port of Berbera and Djibouti with Ethiopia, are bidding for concessions along with French logistics company Ballore, and ICTS from the Philippines. A concession is a contract in which the government or

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Hodeidah to Sudan: A Yemeni refugee’s journey from destruction to safety

I knew they were coming after me. I left my home and hid at a friend’s house, and on the same day they raided my home. The risk was getting too high, and I knew I had to get myself and my family out. I was finally able to flee with my wife and my

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IGAD To Boost Trade Among Member States

SMC- The meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) countries adopted the framework policy document and was signed by the ministers in the city of Mombasa, Kenya. The document aims to increase the volume of trade exchange between the countries of the region through increasing the number of crossings border

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Rains destroy 420 homes in Central Darfur camps

Torrential rains on Thursday rain destroyed 430 houses in displaced camps in Zalingei in Central Darfur. El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that the high winds accompanied by rain that lasted all night caused the destruction of 430 houses in the six Zalingei camps. He said that 147 houses

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South Sudan seeks improved performance at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

South Sudan’s Olympic governing body said on Saturday it is working on an initiative that seeks to upgrade sports infrastructure and develop young athletes in a bid to improve performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Juma Stephen Lugga, President of the South Sudan National Olympic Committee (SSNOC) said they have developed a three-year strategic

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Saudi Arabia v Egypt: El Hadary eyes history in dead rubber

Both teams have already been eliminated from Russia 2018 but a World Cup record could tumble when Egypt take on Saudi Arabia. Mohamed Salah’s return from his shoulder injury could not avert a 3-1 loss to hosts Russia in St Petersburg on Tuesday, even though the Liverpool star netted a consolation from the penalty spot.

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Grandi calls on donor nations to help stabilize Africa’s conflict zones

The Malian desert town of Gao is a crossroads of travellers, migrants and refugees, but also of soldiers and rebels. Among the refugees registered there by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are more than 5,000 who have arrived from neighbouring Burkina Faso in recent months. They came from border towns where the army has been

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