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East African leaders gather in Nairobi to discuss Ebola preparedness

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — African governments are due to meet in Nairobi from Tuesday for a regional conference on Ebola preparedness, Kenya’s health ministry said on Monday. The Sept. 16-17 regional conference will be attended by ministers in charge of transport, Read more ›

AU holds emergency meeting on Ebola in Addis Ababa

Standard Digital-(Addis Ababa)-African Union chiefs held an emergency meeting Monday to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 2,000 people in west Africa. “Fighting Ebola must be done in a manner that doesn’t fuel isolation or Read more ›

U.S. condemns attacks on civilians in Sudan

The United States has issued a stinging condemnation of alleged attacks by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on civilians in Blue Nile and North Kordofan States. According to Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, in a statement Read more ›

Ethiopia and Egypt agree to resume discussions over renaissance dam

Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, has revealed that an agreement has been reached with the Egyptian government to re-open tripartite talks – with Sudan – concerning the renaissance dam. He made this comment at the end of a three-day visit Read more ›

Somalia: Botched terrorist attack on federal parliament reveals security lapses

A failed attack by al Shabab terrorists on the Somali federal parliament this weekend has triggered the resignation of the security minister and may eventually lead to an overhaul of the country’s security organs, according to local sources. Reports indicate Read more ›

IGAD team officially commences monitoring of ceasefire agreement in South Sudan

The Intergovernmental Authority for Development’s (IGAD) monitoring and verification teams have kicked off their operations in South Sudan. According to the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, the teams will be supervised by a joint technical committee made up of the warring parties Read more ›

US deploys Troops and Aircrafts to Uganda

The Government of the United States of America has confirmed plans to discharge 4 CU-22 Osprey aircrafts to Uganda, as well as an additional 150 air-force personnel to man the planes. The reinforcements are expected to increase the ability of Read more ›

Ethiopia to host Africa Investment Forum

The capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, is set to host a significant continental investment forum early next month. Reports indicate that already about 150 international and 140 local companies have confirmed their participation. Addisu Tekle, the head of the communications Read more ›

South Sudan: Rebels condemn Regional Leaders’ decision to deploy Forces

Rebels in South Sudan have criticized the decision of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) to send troops to the deeply desolated nation. Last week, east African leaders met in Addis Ababa and voted to deploy a regional stabilisation and Read more ›

South Sudanese Government Calls for Troops to Protect Vital Facilities

The government of South Sudan has reportedly submitted a request to the Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) for troops to be deployed to protect vital facilities in the destabilized country as fighting continues between the army and a loose coalition Read more ›

African Leaders meet in Addis Ababa to Discuss Conflict, Agriculture and Development

The 22nd African Union Summit scheduled to begin in Addis Ababa on Thursday, January 30th, will provide a platform for leaders from across the continent to voice their concerns and reach a consensus on the growing instances of civil unrest Read more ›

Ethiopia Commemorates Victims of Lampedusa Disaster

The government of Ethiopia has honored the victims of the boat tragedy, which occurred close to the Italian Lampedusa island in October. Last week, the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives decided the national flag would fly half-mast in commemoration of Read more ›

ICC postpones Uhuru’s trial to February

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) trial of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been postponed to early next year after an admission by the Prosecution that more time was needed for proper preparation. President Uhuru is expected to be at The Read more ›