IGAD

Latest stories

1h
AllAfrica.com
Country's Future Uncertain As Machar Plans Pull Back From Peace Dealfrom the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for treatment -- told The EastAfric
Country's Future Uncertain As Machar Plans Pull Back From Peace Deal
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for treatment -- told The EastAfrican that the rebel leader was consulting Igad before making his decision known. SPLM-IO representative in Kenya, Lam Jok, said that recent attacks by President Salva... Read more
187 related stories
5h
AllAfrica.com
South Sudan Conflict Not On EAC Summit Agendahas reiterated its support for mediation effort undertaken by leaders of the In
South Sudan Conflict Not On EAC Summit Agenda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 hours ago
has reiterated its support for mediation effort undertaken by leaders of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad), which is pressing the reluctant President Salva Kiir to accept the offer of beefing-up of peacekeeping troops composed... Read more
187 related stories
5h
AllAfrica.com
President Kiir Moves to Isolate Sacked Deputy Machar in Juba Peace Deal30 months of the transitional government of national unity. However, the Inter
President Kiir Moves to Isolate Sacked Deputy Machar in Juba Peace Deal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 hours ago
30 months of the transitional government of national unity. However, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) leaders' meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia called for the reinstatement of Dr Machar to his former position and declared... Read more
5h
AllAfrica.com
Kerry, Kenyatta Express Concern Over Juba Crisisa statement to newsrooms, Mr Kenyatta told Mr Kerry that the regional Inter Gov
Kerry, Kenyatta Express Concern Over Juba Crisis
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 hours ago
a statement to newsrooms, Mr Kenyatta told Mr Kerry that the regional Inter Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) council of ministers had created a roadmap to end the fighting in South Sudan. Consequently, Mr Kenyatta urged the US... Read more
187 related stories
6h
AllAfrica.com
Motion on South Sudan Mission Withdrawndiscussions going on and we haven't decided the actual number of troops we are
Motion on South Sudan Mission Withdrawn
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
discussions going on and we haven't decided the actual number of troops we are going to send. We are discussing with Igad (Intergovernmental Authority on Development)," said Mr Duale. But South Sudan government had been lobbying neighbours... Read more
187 related stories
21h
AllAfrica.com
Lawmakers to Debate Motion to Send KDF to South SudanNeto (Ndhiwa) and Peter Kaluma (Homa Bay Town) said Kenya should compel the Int
Lawmakers to Debate Motion to Send KDF to South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 hours ago
Neto (Ndhiwa) and Peter Kaluma (Homa Bay Town) said Kenya should compel the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to impose sanctions on South Sudanese officials perpetrating the war. The Opposition wants the public to be informed... Read more
187 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
No Hope in Sight for South Sudanconfided to Political Platform. Plans for an emergency meeting of the EAC lead
No Hope in Sight for South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
confided to Political Platform. Plans for an emergency meeting of the EAC leaders have come as another regional bloc Igad (Intergovernmental Authority on Development), for which South Sudan is also a member, is mulling an idea of sending an... Read more
187 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
Duale Withdraws Motion On KDF Deployment in S.sudanmeeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the
Duale Withdraws Motion On KDF Deployment in S.sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) states. He said a fresh motion will be introduced after further negotiations on logistical issues and the number of... Read more
187 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
Parliament Debates on Deployment of Kenyan Soldiers to South Sudanlater in the day, Mr Kerry said it was important that South Sudan allows in the
Parliament Debates on Deployment of Kenyan Soldiers to South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
later in the day, Mr Kerry said it was important that South Sudan allows in the 4,000 troops under the Protection Force Brigade. "There is absolutely no question, and we did agree here with all the ministers that we need to move forward with the... Read more
187 related stories
2d
AllAfrica.com
First Vice - President Informed On Outcome of Visit of International Cooperation Minister to Djiboutioutcome of his visit to Djibouti where he participated in meetings organized by
First Vice - President Informed On Outcome of Visit of International Cooperation Minister to Djibouti
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
outcome of his visit to Djibouti where he participated in meetings organized by the European Union pertinent to the use of IGAD countries of resources assigned by the EU for implementing regional integration. In a press statement after the... Read more
2d
AllAfrica.com
Envoy Leaks Uganda's Secrets on South SudanMalac in Kampala, according to Mugume, was held because "we didn't want them to
Envoy Leaks Uganda's Secrets on South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Malac in Kampala, according to Mugume, was held because "we didn't want them to misunderstand that we were against the IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority on Development) summit resolution". Mr Chris Brown, the spokesman for the US embassy in... Read more
3d
AllAfrica.com
President Kenyatta, Kerry Discuss Regional Securityinvolved. Following the resurgence of armed conflict, President Kenyatta infor
President Kenyatta, Kerry Discuss Regional Security
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
involved. Following the resurgence of armed conflict, President Kenyatta informed the US Secretary of State that the IGAD Council of Ministers met in Nairobi last July and created a roadmap to restore normalcy in South Sudan. "This was... Read more
8 related stories
3d
AllAfrica.com
South Sudan's First Vice President Visits Sudanis the legitimate government of that country. He affirmed that Sudan would car
South Sudan's First Vice President Visits Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
is the legitimate government of that country. He affirmed that Sudan would carry on with its efforts within the context of IGAD resolutions for reconciling between the different South Sudanese parties in order to reach peace and stability in South... Read more
7 related stories
3d
AllAfrica.com
Bashir Receives UN Secretary-General Envoy for Sudan and South Sudanthe progress being made in the dialogue as well as about the role played by Int
Bashir Receives UN Secretary-General Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
the progress being made in the dialogue as well as about the role played by Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) not only in the region but at level of the African continent." Nicholas Haysom further added that he came to replace... Read more
3d
AllAfrica.com
First Vice - President of Arrives in Khartoumof mutual concern and regional issues. Ambassador Ismail has affirmed the impo
First Vice - President of Arrives in Khartoum
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
of mutual concern and regional issues. Ambassador Ismail has affirmed the importance of solution of South Sudan issue by IGAD through negotiations between the dispute parties. He said that Sudan is adopting a stable position concerning the IGAD... Read more
7 related stories
3d
AllAfrica.com
Kenyatta, Kerry Express Concern Over S. Sudan Situationa statement to newsrooms, Mr Kenyatta told Mr Kerry that the regional Inter Gov
Kenyatta, Kerry Express Concern Over S. Sudan Situation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
a statement to newsrooms, Mr Kenyatta told Mr Kerry that the regional Inter Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) council of ministers had created a roadmap to end the fighting in South Sudan. Consequently, Mr Kenyatta urged the US... Read more
3d
AllAfrica.com
Machar Seeks Treatment in DR Congocontinues to violate the agreement despite the resolution on August 5 by the In
Machar Seeks Treatment in DR Congo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
continues to violate the agreement despite the resolution on August 5 by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) heads of state that declared the replacement of Dr Machar with Taban Deng Gai as null and void. Juba has instead... Read more
7 related stories
4d
AllAfrica.com
Broke South Sudan Now Looks to NeighboursThis would mean excluding former first vice president Riek Machar. "The Presid
Broke South Sudan Now Looks to Neighbours
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
This would mean excluding former first vice president Riek Machar. "The President's view was that he would not act outside Igad," said the source. On the requests for a soft loan and food supplies, President Kenyatta is reported to have advised... Read more
6d
Daily Maverick
ICG: South Sudan’s Risky Political Impasseevents. How we got here The regional organisation for the Horn of Africa, the
ICG: South Sudan’s Risky Political Impasse
Daily Maverick / Posted 6 days ago
events. How we got here The regional organisation for the Horn of Africa, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), launched the peace talks that eventually resulted in the government and SPLM/A-IO signing the Agreement on the... Read more
187 related stories
7d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Ex-South Sudan VP Machar 'safe' in DR Congoaside. Machar's intention to travel to Ethiopia, a regional power broker that
Ex-South Sudan VP Machar 'safe' in DR Congo
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
aside. Machar's intention to travel to Ethiopia, a regional power broker that hosted peace talks through the trade bloc IGAD, suggests he has no intention of being cut out of negotiations or pushed from power. Several former rebel commanders... Read more
187 related stories
7d
AllAfrica.com
Opposition Leader Riek Machar Leaves South Sudan for KinshasaSalva Kiir replaced him with Taban Deng Gai as the vice president, a move the I
Opposition Leader Riek Machar Leaves South Sudan for Kinshasa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Salva Kiir replaced him with Taban Deng Gai as the vice president, a move the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad), that has been mediating the crisis, said was "null and void." A peace agreement signed in August 2015 to end the... Read more
187 related stories
7d
AllAfrica.com
First Vice President Says Country Is 'Peaceful and Quiet'even in your country, the police and army come late. It is not automatic,” said
First Vice President Says Country Is 'Peaceful and Quiet'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
even in your country, the police and army come late. It is not automatic,” said Deng. Deng also urged regional bloc IGAD to have technical staff visit Juba and work with his government on the specifics of deploying a 4,000-person regional... Read more
187 related stories
8d
AllAfrica.com
President Kenyatta Briefed on Developments in S. SudanGai explained the efforts by the Government of President Salva Kiir to implemen
President Kenyatta Briefed on Developments in S. Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Gai explained the efforts by the Government of President Salva Kiir to implement the peace accord in line with the IGAD recommendations. The South Sudan First Vice-President was accompanied by the country's Cabinet Ministers Kuol Manyang... Read more
8d
AllAfrica.com
Foreign Minister Meets UN Secretary General Envoyon the light of the agreement signed by the two warring parties and te integrat
Foreign Minister Meets UN Secretary General Envoy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
on the light of the agreement signed by the two warring parties and te integration of the efforts being exerted by IGAD and the international community. The contributions of the neighbouring countries, the UN and the international... Read more
8d
AllAfrica.com
Minister of International Cooperation Meets IGAD Secretary General in Djibouti— On the sidelines of the meetings of the Intergovernmental Authority on Develo
Minister of International Cooperation Meets IGAD Secretary General in Djibouti
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
— On the sidelines of the meetings of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern African Countries (IGAD), which is currently being held in the state of Djibouti, the Minister of International Cooperation and the Head of... Read more
8d
AllAfrica.com
IGAD Says Al Shabaab Has 'Safe Heavens' in KenyaIn a statement, IGAD said the Somalia-based Al Shabaab has set up safe heavens
IGAD Says Al Shabaab Has 'Safe Heavens' in Kenya
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
In a statement, IGAD said the Somalia-based Al Shabaab has set up safe heavens in Kenya, in which the group can plan and execute deadly attacks against the east African Countries. IGAD report revealed that Al Shabaab's Jayshul Ayman was successful... Read more
8d
AllAfrica.com
Shabaab Recruiters in Kenya Target New Regionsagents are placing "growing emphasis on recruiting girls and young women", the
Shabaab Recruiters in Kenya Target New Regions
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
agents are placing "growing emphasis on recruiting girls and young women", the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) says in the report.Along with these efforts, sympathisers are organising themselves via social media, it says. Titled... Read more
9d
AllAfrica.com
South Sudan Oppose Proposal for UN Commanded Troops in JubaRiek Machar, killed dozens of people and drove tens of thousands from the capit
South Sudan Oppose Proposal for UN Commanded Troops in Juba
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Riek Machar, killed dozens of people and drove tens of thousands from the capital last month. In a statement on August 7, IGAD and other African nations pushed for the additional troops, saying they should be put under UN command. Machar withdrew... Read more
52 related stories
9d
AllAfrica.com
IGAD Countries Face Threat From Al"gaps, challenges, and opportunities in strengthening cooperation to combat Al-
IGAD Countries Face Threat From Al
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
"gaps, challenges, and opportunities in strengthening cooperation to combat Al-Shabab." But the countries that make up the IGAD have been slow to adapt to the threats posed by the group, and it remains unclear how quickly cooperation on security... Read more
9d
AllAfrica.com
Foreign Ministry - Sudan Obtains Strategic Vision for Dealing With Developments in South Sudanthe warring parties. He said in a press statement that Sudan's vision copes wi
Foreign Ministry - Sudan Obtains Strategic Vision for Dealing With Developments in South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
the warring parties. He said in a press statement that Sudan's vision copes with the position that was adopted by the IGAD regarding the situation in South Sudan. Ambassador referred to the Foreign Ministry's initiative to establish an... Read more
9d
International Business Times
South Sudan: President Kiir ponders UN peacekeepers deployment contingent to be deployed to the country. Earlier in August, the UN approved a
South Sudan: President Kiir ponders UN peacekeepers deployment
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
contingent to be deployed to the country. Earlier in August, the UN approved a US-drafted plan, backed by the regional bloc IGAD, to deploy more troops in addition to the 12,000 peacekeepers already present in the country. The South Sudanese... Read more
52 related stories
10d
AllAfrica.com
Killings, Rapes, Looting in Jubain an August 5 communiqué of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development gr
Killings, Rapes, Looting in Juba
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
in an August 5 communiqué of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development group working on South Sudan, known as IGAD Plus, it is imperative for the mission to address existing concerns regarding the efficiency of its current troops. The... Read more
52 related stories
10d
AllAfrica.com
Ibrahim Mahmoud Meets Ethiopian Prime Minister and IGAD Chairmannegotiations, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud, was received Friday afternoon in Addis
Ibrahim Mahmoud Meets Ethiopian Prime Minister and IGAD Chairman
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
negotiations, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud, was received Friday afternoon in Addis Ababa by the Ethiopian Prime Minister and IGAD Chairman, Haile-Mariam Desalegn, and discussed progress of the negotiations, the relations between the two countries and... Read more
10 related stories
10d
AllAfrica.com
Tanzania Backs Intergovernmental Body South Sudan's Peace EffortsTanzania has backed peace initiatives being taken by members of the Intergovern
Tanzania Backs Intergovernmental Body South Sudan's Peace Efforts
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Tanzania has backed peace initiatives being taken by members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to end the recent fighting in South Sudan that has killed hundreds of people. IGAD members include Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea,... Read more
12d
AllAfrica.com
UN Sets Up 'Regional Protection Force' for Jubaadoption of the resolution takes note of the decisions adopted by the Intergove
UN Sets Up 'Regional Protection Force' for Juba
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
adoption of the resolution takes note of the decisions adopted by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus Heads of State and Government in their 16 July 2016 Communique for deployment of a 'regional protection force, and... Read more
52 related stories
12d
Eye Witness News
UN approves 4,000 more troops to secure peace in South Sudan capitalthe UNMISS commander. The council authorized UNMISS and the protection force u
UN approves 4,000 more troops to secure peace in South Sudan capital
Eye Witness News / Posted 12 days ago
the UNMISS commander. The council authorized UNMISS and the protection force until 15 December, 2016. East African bloc IGAD pushed for the creation of the Juba protection force. South Sudan said it would accept a deployment of African troops in... Read more
52 related stories
12d
New Kerala
Security Council approves regional protection force for UN mission in South Sudan - newkerala.com #104466adoption of the resolution takes note of the decisions adopted by the Intergove
Security Council approves regional protection force for UN mission in South Sudan - newkerala.com #104466
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
adoption of the resolution takes note of the decisions adopted by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus Heads of State and Government in their 16 July 2016 Communique for deployment of a regional protection force, and... Read more
34 related stories
13d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Uganda declines to send troops to UN South Sudan missionflareup in two and a half years of war. After initially agreeing to the force
Uganda declines to send troops to UN South Sudan mission
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 13 days ago
flareup in two and a half years of war. After initially agreeing to the force during a summit of the East African bloc IGAD, South Sudan's government on Wednesday said it now had reservations. Diplomats said the UN Security Council vote was... Read more
34 related stories
13d
AllAfrica.com
African People Hold the Key to Solving African Issuesway and strongly support Kenya and other regional countries as well as the Inte
African People Hold the Key to Solving African Issues
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
way and strongly support Kenya and other regional countries as well as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and other regional organizations to play the leading role in this process. Recently, the IGAD has made positive... Read more
3 related stories
13d
FOX News
South Sudan rejects UN proposal to send more peacekeepersthe fighting and says he will return only when regional peacekeepers secure the
South Sudan rejects UN proposal to send more peacekeepers
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
the fighting and says he will return only when regional peacekeepers secure the capital. An East African political body, IGAD, last week said South Sudan had agreed to a regional force, but Makuei on Wednesday disagreed and said the government... Read more
34 related stories
14d
AllAfrica.com
Govt Rejects Regional Troop Deployment by UNthe draft resolution now being discussed at the Security Council in New York. H
Govt Rejects Regional Troop Deployment by UN
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
the draft resolution now being discussed at the Security Council in New York. Heads of state of the regional trade bloc IGAD, or Intergovernmental Authority on Development, have been meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss the proposed regional... Read more
34 related stories
14d
AllAfrica.com
Ethiopia's Role in Integrating, Stabilizing Horn of Africaremain to be a burden for the region in the foreseeable future. Hence, internat
Ethiopia's Role in Integrating, Stabilizing Horn of Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
remain to be a burden for the region in the foreseeable future. Hence, international and regional organizations such as IGAD, AU, UN and EU should take the necessary measures to preventing the creation of another failed state in the region. A... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
Govt Turns Down Proposal to Take More UN Troopsan arms embargo could be imposed on South Sudan in a vote suggested in the prop
Govt Turns Down Proposal to Take More UN Troops
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
an arms embargo could be imposed on South Sudan in a vote suggested in the proposal. An East African political body, IGAD, last week said South Sudan had agreed to a regional force, but Makuei on Wednesday disagreed and said the government... Read more
34 related stories
14d
Deepika
World News Detailthe sovereignty of the Republic of South Sudan," Makuei told reporters in Juba.
World News Detail
Deepika / Posted 14 days ago
the sovereignty of the Republic of South Sudan," Makuei told reporters in Juba. The head of the East African bloc IGAD, which first proposed the force, had said on Friday it had obtained South Sudan's permission to deploy it. But Makuei... Read more
34 related stories
14d
Japan Today
U.N. revises plan for South Sudan force after Juba says no ‹ Japan Todayforce for South Sudan to an initial four-month mission after the government in
U.N. revises plan for South Sudan force after Juba says no ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 14 days ago
force for South Sudan to an initial four-month mission after the government in Juba rejected plans for a 4,000-strong brigade. The new brigade would have a “clear exit strategy” and would work with the government, according to a revised draft... Read more
34 related stories
14d
Swissinfo
South Sudan says no to proposal for UN-commanded troops in Jubaforce," said a senior Security Council diplomat, who spoke on condition of anon
South Sudan says no to proposal for UN-commanded troops in Juba
Swissinfo / Posted 14 days ago
force," said a senior Security Council diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The regional African grouping IGAD and other African nations have pushed for the additional troops, saying they should be put under U.N. command in a... Read more
34 related stories
14d
Reuters
South Sudan says no to proposal for U.N.-commanded troops in Jubaforce," said a senior Security Council diplomat, who spoke on condition of anon
South Sudan says no to proposal for U.N.-commanded troops in Juba
Reuters / Posted 14 days ago
force," said a senior Security Council diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The regional African grouping IGAD and other African nations have pushed for the additional troops, saying they should be put under U.N. command in a... Read more
34 related stories
15d
Chattanooga Times Free Press
South Sudan rejects UN proposal to send more peacekeepersthe fighting and says he will return only when regional peacekeepers secure the
South Sudan rejects UN proposal to send more peacekeepers
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
the fighting and says he will return only when regional peacekeepers secure the capital. An East African political body, IGAD, last week said South Sudan had agreed to a regional force, but Makuei on Wednesday disagreed and said the government... Read more
34 related stories
15d
The Hamilton Journal News
South Sudan rejects UN proposal to send more peacekeepersthe fighting and says he will return only when regional peacekeepers secure the
South Sudan rejects UN proposal to send more peacekeepers
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 15 days ago
the fighting and says he will return only when regional peacekeepers secure the capital. An East African political body, IGAD, last week said South Sudan had agreed to a regional force, but Makuei on Wednesday disagreed and said the government... Read more
34 related stories
15d
Channel NewsAsia
South Sudan says no to proposal for UN-commanded troops in Jubaprotectorate," he said. The proposal would impose an arms embargo if Juba fail
South Sudan says no to proposal for UN-commanded troops in Juba
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
protectorate," he said. The proposal would impose an arms embargo if Juba failed to accept. The regional African grouping IGAD also said the additional troops should be put under U.N. command, in a statement on Sunday. Machar withdrew his troops... Read more
34 related stories
More

People in this news