IGAD bloc says South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar not welcome | South Sudan News

An East Africa regional bloc has said South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not welcome in their countries, except to join peace talks on his country’s five-year civil war. A communique... Read more »

The Australian Features Dr. Catherine Hamlin, Honorary Citizen of Ethiopia at Tadias Magazine

The Australian Features Dr. Catherine Hamlin, Honorary Citizen of Ethiopia Published by Tadias Magazine February 3rd, 2018 in Podcast. Australian doctor Catherine Hamlin, who is known for her work with childbirth injury... Read more »

Trump envoy ‘mad’ after meeting South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

“I was mad when I left the camp. The fact that this is a man-made conflict, that one man has done so much harm to so many people, it’s heartbreaking,” Nikki Haley... Read more »

Russia and China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution backed by Western powers that would have imposed sanctions on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government of... Read more »

UN: South Sudan refugees could soon hit one million

The number of South Sudanese refugees in East Africa could pass one million this year, the United Nations refugee agency said, calling on armed groups to allow safe passage for people fleeing... Read more »

African Union decides against peacekeepers for Burundi

The African Union has decided against sending peacekeepers to crisis-hit Burundi after the embattled government said that any such move would be considered an invasion. Smail Chergui, AU commissioner for peace and... Read more »

Drought takes terrible toll in Ethiopia – BBC News

The United Nations has warned that more than 15 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of food aid by the beginning of 2016 because of a severe drought. A lack... Read more »

South Sudan rivals meet for peace talks in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (AFP) – South Sudan’s president and rebel leader met Thursday for the latest round of peace talks mediated by East African leaders aimed at ending their 13-month-old civil war. President... Read more »

Ethiopia dam will turn Lake Turkana into ‘endless battlefield’, locals warn

People living near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya have little understanding that the fresh water essential to their development is likely to dry up when a huge hydoelectric dam in neighbouring Ethiopia... Read more »

African dictators warned: ‘Your time is up’

(CNN) — Sudanese billionaire and communications mogul Mo Ibrahim has issued a warning to African leaders clinging to power, saying people are no longer prepared to put up with bad governance on... Read more »