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13 Nov 2018 description

On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907 (2009), 2023 (2011), 2060 (2012) and 2111 (2013). Accordingly, the draft resolution states that the committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea will be known as the committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia.

13 Nov 2018 description
report IRIN

Millions forced from their homes by the conflict need to be heard

More than four million South Sudanese, a third of the country’s population, have been forced to flee their homes during the last five years. Without an effort to include their views – not just those of the country’s political elite – lasting peace will be difficult to achieve.

Read the full report on IRIN.

13 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

In September 2018, South Sudanese political and armed actors signed a new peace agreement after months of negotiations between parties to the defunct 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) and other groups that had since been created. While hailed by some as a significant step forward, the deal is clearly fragile. Fighting has since continued in parts of the country and some parties have reconsidered their support for the deal.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

06 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 5/2018 Training on post-conflict recovery is being given to peacekeepers from nine African countries at the Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center (EPSTC).

Opening the 9th round training today, Peace Keeping Main Department Acting Director Birgadier-General Habtamu Tilahun said concrete and sustainable post-conflict reconstruction is required to address the interlinked causes of political violence and under-development, and prevent relapse into conflict in the Horn of Africa.

05 Nov 2018 description
  • 167,695 refugees in Ethiopia are between the ages of 15-24, representing 18.5% of the registered refugee population in the country

  • 63,495 refugee youth are South Sudanese sheltered in camps in the Gambella region. They make up 38% of the youth refugee population in Ethiopia

  • In Pugnido camp, Gambella, a ‘Youth Peace Education Club’, comprising of young people from the host and refugee communities, work on initiatives aimed at fostering peaceful co-existence and peace-building

HIGHLIGHTS

24 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/4242

GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 31ST & 32ND MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Lasting Stability Never Comes with Repression, Special Rapporteur Says, Describing ‘Sad Fate’ of Freedom of Expression in Belarus

24 Oct 2018 description
report European Union

11th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting of the Political and Security Committee of the European Union and of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union

Brussels, Belgium
23 October 2018

23 Oct 2018 description

Developments last week included several highly lethal attacks in both Nigeria and Somalia. Both countries remain the most active countries in Africa in the ACLED dataset, representing nearly one third of the total number of organised violence events and half of the number of fatalities recorded so far in 2018.

23 Oct 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 22/2018 Ethiopian peacekeeping force to Sudan’s disputed region of Abyei has brought success in stabilizing the region, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Ethiopia is one of the top troop contributing countries to the United Nations (UN) with more than 8,300 peacekeepers on the ground, the country’s troops are discharging the responsibility in Abyei, it was learned.

A press release sent to ENA said that Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan, Shiferaw Jarso discussed on the spot with member of the peacekeeping force on the role of the mission.

23 Oct 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 22/2018 The Government of Ethiopian and Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) have signed a peace deal on Sunday in Asmara, Eritrea that culminated one of the oldest arms struggle in Ethiopia, according to MoFA.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu led the Ethiopian delegation accompanied by Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide and Vice President of Somali Region, Mustafe Mohamed where as on the ONLF side led by the Chairman, Admiral Mohamed Umer Usman.

08 Oct 2018 description

Minister for Africa deepens political ties and increases support for refugees and education, on a visit to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia

Harriett Baldwin, Foreign Office and DFID Minister for Africa, visited East Africa 4-7 October, travelling to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia, including the Somaliland region.

Uganda

02 Oct 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Yohannes Gedamu, Lecturer of Political Science, Georgia Gwinnett College

30 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12072

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-third Session, 14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Speakers Also Cite Diplomatic Breakthroughs in Africa, Korean Peninsula

World leaders underscored the continuing threats of terrorism and cybersecurity while urging protection of valuable principles such as freedom of the press and peaceful electoral processes, as the General Assembly general debate entered its fifth day.

30 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/12072

Assemblée générale Plénière
Soixante-treizième session, 14e & 15e séances plénières, Matin, après-midi & soir

27 Sep 2018 description

Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.

26 Sep 2018 description
report African Union

COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 797th meeting held on 24 September 2018, at the ministerial level, adopted the following decision on the State of Peace and Security in Africa and the Initiatives and Steps for Promoting African Solutions to African Problems:

Council:

26 Sep 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 797ème réunion, au niveau ministériel, tenue le 24 septembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur l'état de la paix et de la sécurité en Afrique, et les initiatives et mesures pour promouvoir des solutions africaines aux problèmes africains :

Le Conseil: