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Members of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council attend a meeting in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday hailed the latest meeting of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition group leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

East African bloc welcomes South Sudan’s decision to reduce to ten states

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Tuesday welcomed the recent decision by the South Sudan's government to reduce states...
Intergovernmental Authority on Development

IGAD says augmenting peace, security partnership major target area for 2020

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Friday stressed that creating an enhanced communication and partnership will be its major...
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East African ministers call for integrating women in regional security initiatives

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East African ministers of gender and women affairs, and peace and security sector officials on Monday called for integrating women and gender-sensitive issues in...
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New IGAD chief emphasizes business community’s role in African integration

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The newly appointed executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Thursday emphasized the need to integrate the business community at the...
SPLA soldiers redeploy south from the Abyei area in line with the road map to resolve the Abyei crisis.

South African deputy president starts peace mission to South Sudan

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Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as special envoy to South Sudan, has embarked on a peace mission to the war-torn country, the...
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...
livestock

East African states urged to streamline war against livestock diseases

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The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Tuesday urged member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East...
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East African bloc condemns attack on UN, AMISOM compounds in Somalia

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The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Mahboub Maalim, on Monday condemned Sunday's attack on the United Nations (UN) and the...

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...
Somalia

IGAD urges Somalia to review existing frameworks on security reform

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Wednesday stressed the need to assess and review existing frameworks as well as identify best practices on...
Education

East African bloc reiterates support for regional pact on education for refugees

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, has pledged efforts to realize a regional agreement on education for refugees. ...
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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...
refugee

Uganda: Regional professionals hold discussions on refugee self-reliance

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Regional experts on Monday started a three-day meeting to devise means of improving the livelihood and self-reliance of refugees and host communities in eastern...
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IGAD and UN Pledge to Help Solve Crisis in the Horn of Africa

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and UN Department of Political and Peace Building Affairs (UN-DPPA) has pledged to strengthen joint efforts so as...
South Sudan

East African bloc urges South Sudan rebel group to cease hostilities

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has called on South Sudan's rebel group to cease hostilities especially in southern region's Yei River region and...
Somalia

Somalia: UN Compound Attack Condemned

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-member East African bloc, on Saturday condemned the attack on the UN compound in Somali capital Mogadishu...
South Sudan

IGAD to consider punitive measures against S. Sudanese warring factions

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers on Tuesday decided to convene an extraordinary session to consider punitive measures against South Sudanese...
HIV-and-AIDS

East African bloc mulls better strategy combating major epidemics

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Experts from Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member countries have gathered in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to start the process of developing an IGAD...
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...
Intergovernmental Authority on Development

IGAD Praised for Advancing Africa’s Peace and Security

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Mr Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), has lauded the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for holding regular...
World Bank

IGAD, World Bank advice drought-hit countries on utilizing groundwater

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) together with the World Bank has on Thursday advised drought-hit horn African countries to improve effective groundwater utilization...
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)

AU, IGAD congratulate Somalia’s president-elect, Somalis for democratic, credible elections

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The African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have congratulated Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed for winning Somalia's presidential elections held on Wednesday. ...
President Salva Kiir

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...
South Sudan' s rebel leader Riek Machar

East Africa bloc hails peace efforts in South Sudan

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South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as First Vice-President on Tuesday in Juba, capital of the world's youngest nation. ...
President of Djibouti, Isma?l Omar Guelleh,

Djibouti president holds talks with diplomats from IGAD region

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A statement released after the meeting said the two parties discussed several subjects among them regional economic integration which constitutes a challenge that must...
East African

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...
East African

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...
Narcotic drugs

African bloc IGAD urges regional framework to fight against counterfeit drugs

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The revelations were made during a meeting organized through the partnership with the World Health Organization in Djibouti. The meeting was aimed at raising...

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...