WFP will use the funds to provide food assistance to more than 88,400 refugees, migrants and asylum seekers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia as well as members of their host communities, through general food distributions and food vouchers for one ye…Read more
NAIROBI – A South Sudanese newspaper editor has been arrested for writing articles that criticized the country’s leaders over a flare-up in violence earlier this month, a colleague said on Tuesday after meeting security officials.Alfred Taban, founder …Read more
The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government consulted with their colleagues representing the five regions of Africa referred to as the IGAD Plus on 16th July 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda and deliberated on the prevailing situation in South Sudan.
The meeting was chaired by H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and current Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly, and attended by H.E. IsmaA�l Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti; H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia; H.E. Omar Hassan al-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan; H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda; and H.E. Nhial Deng Nhial, Senior Presidential Advisor representing the President of the Republic of South Sudan.
Also in attendance in the meeting were H.E. Idriss Deby, President of the Republic of Chad and the Chairperson of the African Union; H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa; H.E. Prof Yomi Osinbayo Gcon, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; H.E. Ramtane Lamamra, Senior Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria; H.E. Ban Ki Moon, United Nations Secretary General; Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; H.E. Alpha Oumar Konare, African Union High Representative for South Sudan; H.E. Festus Mogae, Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC); and Amb (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, IGAD Executive Secretary.
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GENEVA – It’s not just that the doors of Europe are closing to refugees; for those who have survived sniper fire, minefields, swift-moving rivers and roadside bombs, just trying to get into overflowing refugee camps in their home countries is proving i…Read more
A British convoy of about 250 vehicles carrying aid donations for people at the Calais refugee camp was stopped Saturday at Dover after French authorities denied it permission to enter the country.The motorcade, organized by groups including the Stop t…Read more