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Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

East African bloc calls for dialogue on Somalia’s political stalemate

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The East African bloc has called on Somali leaders to resume dialogue to resolve the ongoing political stalemate on the delayed elections. The Inter-Governmental Authority...
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Kenya vows to foster regional unity and peace amid COVID-19

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who addressed foreign envoys serving in Kenya on Thursday said that there were positive developments in countries such as South...
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South Sudan says to continue talks with split holdout opposition groups

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South Sudan said on Friday it will continue to have talks with holdout opposition groups despite their being split into various factions, which have...
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East Africa bloc seeks to develop regional infrastructure master plan

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Representatives from the eight-member East Africa bloc are set to meet in the Kenyan capital Nairobi next week to assess the development for the...
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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...
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...
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...

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...
South Sudan

South Sudan’s disputing factions urged to fulfill critical tasks as deadline approaches

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The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday urged South Sudan's government and opposition factions to exert efforts to fulfill the critical tasks that...
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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...
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...
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Aug. 31 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad), a regional bloc, offers South Sudan President Salva Kiir a leading role in returning his country to peace...
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East African bloc meets to device ways to combat violent extremism

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Experts from the East Africa's bloc kicked off a meeting in Nairobi on Monday to develop a regional strategy on preventing and countering violent...
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East Africa’s bloc vows to tackle emerging challenges as it turns 30

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The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has also appealed to the seven-member states and development partners to continue supporting the various programmes of the...
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East African bloc kicks off celebrations of 30 years

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The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) which was established to address issues of drought and mitigate against the effects of desertification in the greater...

East African bloc says regulation migration routes shrink globally

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The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said in a statement issued in Nairobi that plans to increase awareness on migration and human smuggling in...

Africa urged to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction

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Security experts, diplomats and policymakers on Monday met at a forum in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The forum was organized by...
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Kenya begins new initiative to shore up peace in S. Sudan

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday kicked off a new initiative aimed at bringing peace to South Sudan that will see two parallel peace...
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East African Block adds voice to ugly xenophobic violence in SA

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East African regional bloc on Saturday condemned increased wave of xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals that has gripped parts of South Africa in the...
South Sudan

East African bloc deploys election observation mission in Sudan

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The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has sent election observation mission to Sudan for the elections scheduled for April 13 to April 16, said...