Uganda Court Orders Opposition Leader Released from House Arrest

KAMPALA – A high court in Uganda has ordered security forces to end the de facto house arrest of opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, calling it unlawful and a violation of his rights. Uganda’s high court on Monday ruled the security presence at the home of National Unity Platform party leader […]

Turkey: No Word from Pirates Who Seized Sailors off Nigeria

ANKARA – Pirates who seized 15 sailors when they stormed a Turkish-crewed container ship in the Gulf of Guinea two days ago have not yet made contact with authorities, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Monday. An Azeri sailor was killed when armed attackers boarded the vessel, which was headed to Cape Town from Lagos, and […]

Ethiopia – Access Snapshot – Tigray region (As of 19 January 2021)

The humanitarian situation throughout Tigray is reportedly dire, with prevailing insecurity and violence impacting the civilian population, forced displacement, and widespread looting of public infrastructure and private property. Safe an unimpeded humanitarian access to people in need remains an issue nearly three months after the start of the conflict, with few partners operational on the […]

Ministry Reveals 85 Percent of All Humanitarian Aid Corridors Open in Tigray

Addis Ababa, January 22/2021(ENA) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen said 85 percent of all humanitarian aid corridors in Tigray Region are now open. Demeke revealed the above during his meeting with Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab this afternoon in Addis Ababa. Speaking to journalists after the discussion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson […]

Northern Ethiopia crisis: Situation Report 1 (11-18 January 2021)

22 million USD requested in Ethiopia under IOM Ethiopia’s Flash Appeal for the Northern Ethiopia Crisis 10.8 million USD requested in Sudan under IOM Sudan’s Flash Appeal for the Northern Ethiopia Crisis 58,045 individuals have fled northern Ethiopia and entered eastern Sudan as of 13 January 2021 Situation overview After conflict broke out in Ethiopia’s […]

FAO warns of renewed desert locust invasion in Kenya, Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned swarms of desert locusts are expected to descend on large parts of Ethiopia and Kenya in the coming weeks. In its latest situation update, FAO disclosed dry weather conditions across the Horn of Africa region is expected to facilitate desert locust swarms in large […]

Ethiopia: Dozens of suspected extremists arrested

ADDIS ABABA, Dozens of suspected Ethiopian extremists have been arrested in a sting operation, state media outlet Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) reported. EBC reported the suspects were caught during a sting operation in Dena-Mena locality of Bale zone in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state. Jeilan Aman, Chief Police Commissioner, Bale Zone, said scores of machetes and […]

IGAD And EU Join Hands For The Conservation Of Biodiversity In The Boma-Gambella Landscape

24 January 2021 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, and the Head of the European Delegation to Djibouti, Ambassador Aidan O’Hara, this morning signed a Grant Agreement aimed at supporting IGAD for a Trans-boundary South Sudan-Ethiopia conservation project of biodiversity in the Boma-Gambella landscape. The Political and Public […]