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30 Dec 2010 description

Ethiopia has been exerting maximum effort towards the peaceful and successful completion of the Southern Sudan referendum.

While discussing with members of the Foreign, Defense and Security Affairs Standing Committee of the House of Peoples' Representatives here on Wednesday, African Affairs Director with the Ministry, Ambassador Negash Kibiret said that Ethiopia will provide the necessary support toward successful completion of the referendum.

Ambassador Negash said that preparations are underway to enable Southern Sudan citizens living in Ethiopia participate in the …

17 Aug 2010 description

Key messages

- A La Niña event has been declared based on the cooling of sea surface temperatures (SST) in the central Pacific Ocean. La Niña events are associated with drier-than-normal conditions during the October-December rainy season in the eastern sector of East Africa, and with wetter-than-normal conditions in the western and northern sector (Sudan, western Ethiopia, and western parts of Kenya).

27 Jul 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 27 July 2010 (IRIN) - As the humanitarian "system" becomes more complex, with new actors and overlapping mandates, different definitions of humanitarian aid, and ever-more ambitious goals, humanitarian aid watchdog Development Initiatives outlines some of the needs, responses and funding trends over the past decade in its 2010 Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report. [http://www.devinit.org/;

08 Jun 2010 description


26 Apr 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

April 26, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopia said today the figure of Sudanese refugees seeking to return home has seen an increase after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

However, the Ethiopian authorities said that it is receiving a higher Influx of Eritreans and Somalis and calls for more support from the international community.

Last week, a UNHCR delegation headed by the Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. T.

13 Apr 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa Alem Tekle

April 12, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) - Hundreds of Sudanese residing in Ethiopia are smoothly casting their votes in the presence of election observers here in Addis Abab since yesterday.

Voting in Addis Ababa began early on Sunday with Sudanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Moheieddin Salim Ahmed, casting the first vote.

A according to the Sudanese embassy, there were nearly one thousand eligible Sudanese in Ethiopia however most didn't register.

Ambassador Moheieddin affirmed that the process being going on smoothly pointing out that the number of registered voter …

05 Mar 2010 description
  • A modest improvement in food security in the region has occurred since December 2009 due to the mild El Niño season of October-December, which improved rangeland conditions and boosted production from marginal agricultural areas.
28 Feb 2010 description

Kenya in the face of piracy in East Africa

Despite the efforts of the international community, piracy in East Africa continued to grow in 2009, seriously affecting the internal economic and political situation of countries in the area.

Kenya's economy is suffering from the displacement of international sea trade routes, because of its effects on import-export flows and employment; its judiciary system is overcrowded; signs of political tensions with the Somali community are also rising. In 2009 piracy attacks on ships and tankers in the Indian Ocean waters bordering Somalia and …

05 Feb 2010 description

An IOM information campaign in Sudan on the risks of irregular migration has been launched as part of a broader effort to tackle key migration issues in East Africa and the Horn of Africa.

The campaign, which will target seven states in eastern Sudan, will be implemented as part of an Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) programme to address gaps in migration management in the IGAD region.

12 Jan 2010 description

A Monthly Publication from The Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At the end of December 2009, Nigeria completed thirteen consecutive months with ZERO indigenous cases of dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease), thus having stopped transmission of the terrible disease after centuries and generations of untold suffering.