Igad endorses Somalia and Djibouti to deploy troops to S. Sudan

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17 2018 In Summary Igad called upon the South Sudan government and the opposition to prioritise the implementation of the peace deal Somalia is one of the most fragile states in the region and tops the list of security worst-hit countries on the continent By JOSEPH ODUHA More by this Author Regional bloc

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Khartoum’s Sincere Efforts To Restore Peace In South Sudan Finally Culminate In Addis Ababa

 Ambassador; Mubarak Mahgoub Musa Successive weeks and rounds of exhausting and painstaking talks in Khartoum, finally culminated and fructified in the signing of The Revitalized peace agreement by all factions in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, in the margins of a regional summit in Ethiopia, putting an end to the country’s five-year civil war, which has

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Jean-Claude Juncker calls for EU to be a global player

The European Commission president pledged to strengthen the EU border and a new trade agreement with Africa. Juncker pushed for strengthening the bloc’s international role, as the US retreats from the world stage. European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that the EU must “become a more sovereign actor on the world stage.”

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Sudan’s president brings back Zubeir as central bank governor

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s president has nominated Mohamed Kheir al-Zubeir for a second term as governor of the central bank as authorities seek to contain economic turmoil that led to street protests at the start of the year. Zubeir was previously central bank governor in 2011-2013 and had served prior

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South Sudan: SPLM-IO accuses government of violating ceasefire

September 16, 2018 South Sudan’s leading rebel group has accused government forces of attacking its defensive positions, days after both parties signed the “final final” draft of a peace deal aimed at bringing an end to the country’s five-year civil war. The SPLM-IO armed rebel group says government troops stormed at least two of its

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Chad, Sudan and UNHCR first ever Tripartite Commission Meeting resolves to resume voluntary return of Sudanese refugees from Chad in November

REPORT from UN High Commissioner for Refugees Published on 14 Sep 2018 N’Djamena, 14 September 2018 – The first ever Tripartite Commission Meeting attended by over 20 officials from the Republic of Chad, the Republic of the Sudan, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has today in N’Djamena resolved to continue facilitating the safe and dignified returns of Sudanese

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Turkey’s Maarif Foundation takes over FETO schools in Somalia

The Turkish government set up the Maarif Foundation after the 2016 failed coup attempt to change the administration of overseas schools linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation. The Turkish Maarif Foundation has officially taken over administrative control of schools run by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in Somalia. The Somali government was the first to

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Jeddah Peace Pact hailed as outcome of King Salman’s wise diplomacy

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — There has been an all-round praise for the wise diplomacy of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman that led to the signing of the landmark Jeddah Agreement for Peace by President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali on Sunday. Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimen, secretary

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Ethiopia: Several people killed in ethnic clashes near Addis Ababa

September 17, 2018 Ethiopian officials have confirmed several people were killed over Saturday night during ethnic violence in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed condemned the clashes, which also forced hundreds to flee their homes, while some residents in the capital accuse youths from the surrounding Oromia region of sparking

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