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Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops on Friday withdrew from the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb under unclear circumstances. Accoriding to a security official who seeks anonymity the troops left the town on Friday morning. “Most of the traders have fled the town after the Ethiopian troops pulled out this morning, we can see many people including […]

Museveni, Ethiopian PM Desalegn to Discuss South Sudan Crisis

Museveni, Ethiopian PM Desalegn to Discuss South Sudan Crisis

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is expected in the country today morning on a three day state visit during which he is expected to hold discussions with President Museveni over the fluid political situation in neighbouring South Sudan. Mr Desalegn, accompanied by his wife Roman Tesfaye Abneh and senior officials in the Ethiopia government, […]

Get Serious About the South Sudan Conflict

Get Serious About the South Sudan Conflict

Over the past six months, at least half a million South Sudanese fleeing insecurity in South Sudan have arrived in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, joining the thousands of South Sudanese who had relocated to Uganda earlier. On Saturday, this newspaper reported that a health training institution from Kajokeji town, Yei, South Sudan, had […]

United Nations Mission Slams Army as Scores Die in DR Congo Fighting

United Nations Mission Slams Army as Scores Die in DR Congo Fighting

The UN peacekeeping mission in DRC says unconfirmed reports suggest that at least 100 people have been killed in recent fighting. The agency has condemned the clashes between the Kamwina Nsapu militia and the DRC’s army. According to reports by Reuters, the Congolese army has killed more than 50 fighters belonging to the Kamwina Nsapu […]

Lesotho Exiled Former PM Tom Thabane Speaks on Eve of Return

Lesotho Exiled Former PM Tom Thabane Speaks on Eve of Return

Lesotho’s ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he welcomes the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) continued intervention in his country’s ongoing political crisis. Lesotho plunged into political calamity following the 2014 failed coup attempt by an army general. Thabane briefly went into exile in South Africa, but was soon back in the mountainous kingdom. He, however, […]

Peace Monitor Denounces Upsurge of Violence in South Sudan

Peace Monitor Denounces Upsurge of Violence in South Sudan

The oversight body monitoring South Sudan’s peace agreement on Wednesday strongly condemned recent increase in fighting across the East African nation that has displaced over 50,000 people since January. Festus Mogae, Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) told a meeting of stakeholders in the capital Juba that recent flareup in armed clashes, […]

Etienne Tshisekedi’s Death Highlights Obstacles and Opportunities for Peace

Etienne Tshisekedi’s Death Highlights Obstacles and Opportunities for Peace

The death in Brussels of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the iconic figure of democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, combined with a stalemate in the implementation of the agreement on governing until elections later this year, could plunge the country again into a constitutional abyss. This could destabilise the eastern Congo even further, potentially […]

Nile Basin Initiative Should Be Mandated to Conflict Resolution

Nile Basin Initiative Should Be Mandated to Conflict Resolution

Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), an international partnership of ten Nile Basin countries, should be mandated to resolve conflicts in order to enhance cooperation to member states in the region. NBI member states are Tanzania, Egypt, South Sudan, The Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eritrea participates as an […]

President Yoweri Museveni Pushes for Joint Regional Operation to Flush Out Joseph Kony

President Yoweri Museveni Pushes for Joint Regional Operation to Flush Out Joseph Kony

President Yoweri Museveni has urged a regional leaders meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th African Union summit to agree to joint military operations to flush out remnants of the Lords Resistance Army in the Central African Republic. The regional leaders are frustrated that despite a strong regional effort to deal with Joseph Kony […]

President Adama Barrow Requests Ecowas Force to Remain for 6 Months

President Adama Barrow Requests Ecowas Force to Remain for 6 Months

The ECOWAS Commission has said its coalition force in The Gambia would remain for the next six months, as requested by President Adama Barrow. Marcel de Souza said this while briefing members of the diplomatic corps and partner organisations on the political situation in The Gambia on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr. De Souza, however, said […]

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