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A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

IGAD calls for dialogue, compromise on GERD issue

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The east African bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Sunday urged dialogue and compromise to bring a solution regarding a hydro dam...
BRUSSELS, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at a press conference after a video conference in Brussels, Belgium, March 17, 2020. The heads of state and government of the European Union (EU) agreed during the video conference on Tuesday to endorse a temporary restriction on travels to the EU territory amid coronavirus concerns. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

EU launches €60 million anti-COVID-19 assistance program for IGAD member states

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The European Union (EU) on Monday launched a 60 million U.S. euros anti-COVID-19 assistance program for Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states. ...
locust crisis

East African bloc urges enhanced collaboration to eradicate desert locust

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The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has urged countries in the greater horn of the African region to combine forces and revitalize the war...
Intergovernmental Authority on Development

East African bloc condemns assassination attempt on Sudan PM

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The east African bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Monday condemned an assassination attempt on Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. ...
Covid

East African leaders in joint approach to curb spread of COVID-19 pandemic

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Eastern African leaders on Monday resolved to formulate regional response strategies to contain COVID-19 pandemic which ravaged many countries across the globe. The presidents from...
Intergovernmental Authority on Development

IGAD laud nomination of 35 cabinet ministers in South Sudan

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday hailed the appointment of 35 cabinets ministers to serve in South Sudan's unity government. South Sudanese President...
Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok

East African bloc condemns assassination attempt on Sudan PM

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The east African bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Monday condemned an assassination attempt on Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. In a press...
Intergovernmental Authority on Development

East African bloc reiterates its commitment to women’s rights

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has reiterated its commitment towards women's rights as the International Women's Day is marked under the theme "I...
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) welcomes opposition leader Riek Machar at State House in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Daniel Majak)

UN and East Africa bloc laud formation of South Sudan unity government

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The East African bloc and the UN refugee agency welcomed the formation of a long-awaited unity government in South Sudan on Saturday, bringing political...
Members of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council attend a meeting in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday hailed the latest meeting of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition group leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

East African bloc welcomes South Sudan’s decision to reduce to ten states

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Tuesday welcomed the recent decision by the South Sudan's government to reduce states...
Intergovernmental Authority on Development

IGAD says augmenting peace, security partnership major target area for 2020

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Friday stressed that creating an enhanced communication and partnership will be its major...
gender gap

East African ministers call for integrating women in regional security initiatives

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East African ministers of gender and women affairs, and peace and security sector officials on Monday called for integrating women and gender-sensitive issues in...
Mapping Africa

New IGAD chief emphasizes business community’s role in African integration

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The newly appointed executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Thursday emphasized the need to integrate the business community at the...
SPLA soldiers redeploy south from the Abyei area in line with the road map to resolve the Abyei crisis.

South African deputy president starts peace mission to South Sudan

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Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as special envoy to South Sudan, has embarked on a peace mission to the war-torn country, the...
Kenya's polls body

International partners urge Somaliland to hold elections before 2020

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The international community on Wednesday called on leaders in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland to hold parliamentary elections. The international partners in...
livestock

East African states urged to streamline war against livestock diseases

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The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Tuesday urged member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East...
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East African bloc condemns attack on UN, AMISOM compounds in Somalia

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The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Mahboub Maalim, on Monday condemned Sunday's attack on the United Nations (UN) and the...

U.S. ambassador says not to accept South Sudan unity government without Machar

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The United States warned on Monday it will not accept any transitional unity government in Juba which excludes Riek Machar, leader of the main...
Somalia

IGAD urges Somalia to review existing frameworks on security reform

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Wednesday stressed the need to assess and review existing frameworks as well as identify best practices on...
Education

East African bloc reiterates support for regional pact on education for refugees

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, has pledged efforts to realize a regional agreement on education for refugees. ...
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South Sudan insists extension on unity government formation will amount to a breach

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South Sudan on Thursday maintained its position of forming a transitional unity government (TGoNU) on May 12 as warring parties meet in Ethiopia to...
refugee

Uganda: Regional professionals hold discussions on refugee self-reliance

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Regional experts on Monday started a three-day meeting to devise means of improving the livelihood and self-reliance of refugees and host communities in eastern...
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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...
South Sudan

East African bloc urges South Sudan rebel group to cease hostilities

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has called on South Sudan's rebel group to cease hostilities especially in southern region's Yei River region and...
Somalia

Somalia: UN Compound Attack Condemned

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-member East African bloc, on Saturday condemned the attack on the UN compound in Somali capital Mogadishu...
South Sudan

IGAD to consider punitive measures against S. Sudanese warring factions

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers on Tuesday decided to convene an extraordinary session to consider punitive measures against South Sudanese...
HIV-and-AIDS

East African bloc mulls better strategy combating major epidemics

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Experts from Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member countries have gathered in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to start the process of developing an IGAD...
Kenya's polls body

East African bloc deploys observers to fresh presidential elections in Kenya

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The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Wednesday announced that it has deployed an observation mission to Kenya's fresh presidential elections scheduled for Thursday. In...
Intergovernmental Authority on Development

IGAD Praised for Advancing Africa’s Peace and Security

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Mr Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), has lauded the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for holding regular...
World Bank

IGAD, World Bank advice drought-hit countries on utilizing groundwater

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) together with the World Bank has on Thursday advised drought-hit horn African countries to improve effective groundwater utilization...