Monthly Archives: January 2016

55th IGAD Council of Ministers – Moving Forward in Somalia and South Sudan

Addis Ababa, The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning held their 55th Extraordinary Council of Ministers in Addis Ababa under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia,...

UN chief addresses terrorism, South Sudan and Burundi in speech to AU

Only development, good governance and respect for human rights can prevent terrorism, the UN Secretary-General has said.Ban Ki-moon was speaking on Friday to the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The AU is holding i...

Statement of the Spokesperson on the attacks in Nigeria

Nigeria is once again the target of terrorist violence.The attack near the North-Eastern town of Maiduguri in Nigeria has left more than fifty people killed. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those affected.Tomorrow at

Funding urgently needed to avert “catastrophe” in drought-stricken Ethiopia

The UN Secretary-General is visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia on the margins of the African Union summit, which concludes this Sunday in the capital, Addis Ababa.The country is facing its worst drought in three decades and the window of...

President Mahama in Addis for AU Meeting

President John Dramani Mahama is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The leaders are meeting on the theme, "2016: African Year of Human

Burundi – nobody to the rescue?

NAIROBI, It's almost a given that African leaders meeting this weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will not override Burundi's objections and endorse the deployment of a 5,000-strong intervention force to help end the violence in the troubled country.The...

NEPAD Heads of State and Government Summit and Press Briefing Chaired by President Macky Sall

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, WHAT: Media is invited to attend the official opening of the 34th NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) meeting at the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The HSGOC

Twenty sixth (26th) ordinary session of the assembly of the Union

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, MEDIA ADVISORY/ 26TH AU SUMMITWHAT: Official opening of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.Highlights for the media include:The opening ceremony will include among others, a speech by H.E. Mr.