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Week

Mar 04,2016

News in Brief

Africa and the African Union

Burundi agreed to the deployment of 100 human rights observers and 100 military monitors following efforts of peace and dialogue by a High-Level Delegation from the African Union.(See article)

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira (February 01, 2016) has strongly condemned terror attack by Al-Shabaab in Baidoa in which civilians have lost their lives.

Ethiopia

The 120th anniversary of the Victory of Adwa, marking the victory of the Ethiopian people over f fascist Italy was celebrated colorfully across the country this week (March 02, 2016). (See article)

Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Tedros Adhanom (March 04, 2016) held talks with H.E Mrs Lilane Ploumen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The two sides discussed issues of migration, regional security and the recent drought in Ethiopia. 

Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Tedros Adhanom (March 4, 2016) received the President of the 70th Session of the General Assembly, H.E Mr MogensLykketoft at his offices.Mr MogensLykketoft commended Ethiopia's leadership roles in taking the lead on refugee matters and further called for a continued support.

H. E Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn was interviewed by Reed Kramer of AllAfrica Media Group (March 01, 2016). (See article)

State Minister of Foreign affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie received copies of letters of credence of the Newly Appointed Burundian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Dieudonne Ndabarushimana (March 01, 2016). 

Ethiopia's bid for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council was officially launched this week (February 29, 2016) with a cultural troupe organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FDRE at the Sheraton Hotels, in Addis Ababa. (See article)

Addis Ababa has finalized preparations to host the Fourth World Coffee Conference next week (March 6-8, 2016), an event which is going to be held on an African soil for the first time. (See article)

The 2016 Pan-African Executive Summit-one of Africa's most 'unique and high which draws Business leaders from 35 countries across Africa and all around the globe is set to convene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 15-16. 

RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines signed an air service agreement last week to fly without restrictions in Ethiopia and Rwanda

Djibouti

President Guelleh has left for Kigali (March 04, 2016) for talks with the Government of Rwanda. Guelleh is expected to visit the Special Economic Zone in Gasabo, Kigali, where Djibouti was offered land by the Rwandan Government.

President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti on (March 03, 2016) laid the foundation stone for a new mega-gas project for the export of Ethiopian gas, comprising a natural gas pipeline, a liquefaction plant and an export terminal at Damerjog in Djibouti, APA learns on Friday.

A UK court has dismissed all charges against a Dubai-based businessman (March 03, 2016) in a corruption case brought by the government of Djibouti in East Africa. The government had alleged that Abdourahman Boreh took bribes and negotiated secret shareholdings during the development of a new port and free zone in Djibouti, operated by DP World.

"The resolution of the dispute between Eritrea and my country will depend on the release of Djiboutian soldiers," The President of Djibouti, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh "said on Monday (February 29, 2016) in Doha during his three-day visit to Qatar, the mediator in the dispute between Eritrea and Djibouti.

President Guelleh and Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held talks (February 29, 2016). The two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them in various fields.

 

Eritrea

"The resolution of the dispute between Eritrea and my country will depend on the release of Djiboutian soldiers," The President of Djibouti, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh "said on Monday (February 29, 2016) in Doha during his three-day visit to Qatar, the mediator in the dispute between Eritrea and Djibouti.

Reports went public (March 01, 2016) that eight legal cases have been launched in the Netherlands against individuals who dare to oppose the regime in Asmara. Eight such court cases have been launched against liberal newspapers, a radio station, a website, the Dutch government and an academic who have criticized it's the Eritrean regime.

Eritreans living in the UK and the US held a public meeting (March 02, 2016), underscoring their commitment for the implementation of national programs in the homeland.

Kenya

Brazilian Ambassador to Kenya, Mercela Nicodemos has re-assured Kenyans over the Zika virus (March 04, 2016) ahead of the Rio Olympic Games in August. She said Brazilian government had mobilized enormous resources to fight the virus and 300,000 health workers deployed to wipe out the mosquitoes.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (March 04, 2016) has constituted a 19-member taskforce come up with solutions to problems affecting the coffee sector within 20 days.

Somalia

The Summit of the Heads of State and Government of Troops Contributing countries to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was held in Djibouti on Sunday (February 28, 2016). (See article)

The Consultative Ministerial Meeting of IGAD on Regional Security Cooperation Framework kicked off in Djibouti on Saturday (February 27, 2016). (See article)

A Somali military court (March o3, 2016) has sentenced to death a former journalist who helped al-Shabab kill five fellow reporters. Hassan Hanafi assisted the Islamist militant group by indentifying possible targets amongst journalists between 2007 and 2011.

Somalia has for the first time in two decades directly exported livestock to Egypt (March 03, 2016) a move that will boost the country's economy. A ship carrying over 2,000 herd of camels arrived at the strategic port of Suez this week after the Egyptian government lifted a ban on the livestock.

Witnesses and officials say 16 people died and at least 10 others were wounded (March 0, 2016) in Al-Shabaab attacks. Reports claim four government soldiers died when a land mine exploded outside Mogadishu. The explosion hurt two other soldiers. At least five others were killed in fights between Al-Shabab militants and local security forces in Somalia's central Galmudug region.

South Sudan

South Sudan's Presidential Spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny ( March 04, 2016) has slammed a decision by the UN Security Council Wednesday renewing until 15 April sanctions including a travel ban and asset freeze on designated individuals.

The United Nations (March 04, 2016) said at least 25 people were killed and some 120 wounded in last month's attack on a U.N. civilian shelter in Malakal, South Sudan.

Reports say the Republic of South Sudan was admitted (March 03, 2016) into the East African Community (EAC), increasing the membership of the common market to six with a population of an estimated 163 million people.

The Ruling parties of Sudan and South Sudan (March 02, 2016) said they would sign a declaration of principles to develop joint political cooperation between the two forces.

Sudan

 Germany and Sudan (March 03, 2016) signed a €51 million cooperation agreement for the implementation of development projects in the three states of eastern Sudan, and five states of Darfur.

The Ruling parties of Sudan and South Sudan (March 02, 2016) said they would sign a declaration of principles to develop joint political cooperation between the two forces.

The Sudanese foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour told the official news agency SUNA (March 02, 2016) that he will start a new European tour in mid March, including Germany, Poland, and Switzerland to discuss issues of illegal immigration. 


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