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Ethiopia is scheduled to have parliamentary elections on June 5, 2021. (courtesy of Addis Standard Facebook)

U.S. Senators’ Call for Postponing Ethiopian Election Is Foolish & Very Dangerous

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May 7, 2021 Lawrence Freeman On June 5, Ethiopia will conduct national parliamentary elections that will be decisive not only for Ethiopia, but the entire Horn...
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COVID-19 has worsened plight of migrants in Horn of Africa – IOM

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The onset of COVID-19 pandemic last year escalated the vulnerability of migrants from the Horn of African region to smugglers, vagaries of weather and...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Desert locust infestation declines in Horn of Africa – FAO

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The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Wednesday said that the Horn of Africa has recorded low desert locust infestation...
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73 percent drop in migrants from Horn of Africa to Gulf countries via Yemen...

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The number of migrants from the Horn of Africa travelling to the Gulf countries through Yemen fell 73 percent amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
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Favorable weather prolonging locust menace in Horn of Africa – FAO

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Locusts remain a major threat to the Horn to Africa due to favorable weather conditions, Keith Cressman, a Senior locust forecasting officer at the...
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AU chairperson says Horn of Africa in “very particular situation,” faces “tough challenges”

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said the Horn of Africa finds itself in "a very particular situation," as the...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Desert locust fight in Horn of Africa bearing fruits – FAO official

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday that robust interventions rolled out by governments and donor agencies to fight...
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IOM and Partners appeal for USD 84m to save thousands of African...

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners from 27 humanitarian and development organisations and governments are appealing for USD 84 million to provide...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO warns large desert locust swarms in East Africa could migrate west

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said on Sunday that large numbers of desert locust swarms that have formed in...
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AU lauds progress in Somalia stabilization efforts

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) joined the rest of the continent in marking Africa Day on Monday by lauding the progress made...
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Ethiopia records highest daily COVID-19 increase as 61 more confirmed

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Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 494 after 61 more people were confirmed, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) said in a statement on...

COVID-19 pandemic to double hungry population in Horn of Africa

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The population of hungry citizens in east and horn of African region could double in the next three months as COVID-19 pandemic combined with...
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EU provides US$113 million for humanitarian aid to countries in Horn of Africa

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The European Union said Thursday it is providing additional 12.15 billion Kenyan shillings (about 113.7 million U.S. dollars) to help address humanitarian needs in...
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Migration from Horn of Africa to Gulf slows amid COVID-19 – IOM

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Migration from the Horn of Africa to the Gulf has dropped dramatically since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN migration agency said...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Locust situation to worsen in Greater Horn of Africa

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UN humanitarian workers expect a rapid deterioration of the Desert Locust situation in the Greater Horn of Africa, a UN spokesman said Friday. There is...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Ethiopia braces for locust invasion amid call to avert looming food crisis in HoA

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The Ethiopian government has braced itself against the ongoing desert locust invasion amid widespread international appeal to avert looming desert locust-inflicted food insecurity across...
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Desert locust upsurge across HoA attributed to climate change-induced extreme weather

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Extreme weather events due to the climate crisis are becoming the new normal in the Horn of Africa (HoA) as recent heavy rains and...
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UN warns increasing desert locust in east Africa, calls for concerted efforts

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that the desert locust breeding has continued in the Horn of Africa (HoA), causing locusts...
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UN urges immediate action to prevent desert locust catastrophe in Horn of Africa

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The United Nations on Monday urged the international community to take immediate action to help prevent the desert locust catastrophe in the Horn of...
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AU says it working “seriously” with FAO to mitigate desert locust ravaging Horn of...

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The African Union (AU) has said it has been working with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to mitigate the effect of desert...
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Concerted efforts needed to tackle food insecurity caused by desert locusts – Oxfam

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International humanitarian actors have called on the international community to exert urgent concerted efforts to avert desert locust-inflicted food insecurity across Ethiopia and its...
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Leaders of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia vow to deepen ties

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Leaders of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia on Monday vowed to further deepen recent gains in the three Horn of Africa countries' diplomatic and socioeconomic...
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African nations ink agreement to harmonize migration policies

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Labor ministers from East and Horn of Africa states on Tuesday signed an agreement to guide their countries on harmonization of migration policies. ...
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UN urges swift measures as large desert locust threatens food security in HoA

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday warned that large and numerous desert locust swarms have continued to threaten food security...
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IGAD and UN Pledge to Help Solve Crisis in the Horn of Africa

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and UN Department of Political and Peace Building Affairs (UN-DPPA) has pledged to strengthen joint efforts so as...
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Viewpoint: Somalian War: A Continuing Result of United States Foreign Policy

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Airstrikes, military occupations and the failure to realize the economic potential of the Horn of Africa Pentagon bombing operations against the Horn of Africa state...
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AU urges well-coordinated approach to support positive achievements in Horn of Africa

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The African Union (AU) has urged well-coordinated and inclusivity approach on how best regional and international actors could support the ongoing peace and normalization...
Eritrea allows United Arab Emirates to build military base at the Port of Assab

Viewpoint: The Search for an Elusive Peace in the Horn of Africa

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New breakthroughs enhancing interstate relations are threatened by western economic and military imperatives Commentary Major developments related to internal and external relations are taking place in...
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AU trains new police officers to help stabilize Somalia

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Saturday concluded a nine-day training program for 13 Individual Police Officers from Nigeria and Sierra Lone...
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Viewpoint: Divisions Among Gulf Arab States Increases Instability in the Horn of Africa

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A dispute over territory involving the Horn of Africa states of Djibouti and Eritrea was reignited in the aftermath of the withdrawal of Qatari...