ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta was today among IGAD leaders who helped to narrow down the differences between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former vice President Riek Machar, in an effort to restore peace in the Africa’s youngest nation. President Kiir met for the first time, face to face with his former vice President Riek Machar, two years after their fallout. The two leaders met and shook hands as a sign to cessation of hostilities at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Kenya has been at the forefront in efforts aimed at revitalizing the South Sudan peace process since the breakout of civil war in 2013 when President Kiir differed with his then deputy, Riek Machar. The two leaders d
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Addis Ababa Ethiopia yesterday afternoon for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) peace talks on South Sudan. The Plane carrying the President and his entourage touched down at Bole International Airport shortly before 4:00 pm. On arrival, the President was received by his host, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar are expected to meet for the first time face to face after two years of hostilities. The two leaders arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday in preparation for the crucial meeting aimed at ending the conflict. President Kenyatta has been at the forefront in efforts to restore peace in South Sudan since the br...
NAIROBI,Kenya Kenyas's President Uhuru Kenyatta travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for an official visit that will see him join other regional leaders for the IGAD-led South Sudan peace process. The plane carrying President Kenyatta and his entourage departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 2.00 p.m, Wednesday. The Head of State was seen off at the airport by Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and other senior Government officials.
ENTEBBE, Uganda The Prime Minister of Ethiopia H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali visited Uganda to attend the annual Heroes day celebrations on 9th June, 2018. On the Invitation of the President of Uganda, H.E President Museveni, the two leaders held a tete-a-tete meeting and later lead their various delegations to a bilateral meeting. The leaders then held a joint press conference and issued a communiqué. The PM was the the Chief Guest at Heroes Day celebrations at Birembo sub-county in Kakumiro district. He was awa
KAKUMIRO, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has said that the battle of Birembo on the 10th of January 1985 was a major turning point in the National Resistance Army/Movement revolutionary struggle because it clearly showed to the then Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) forces that the NRA was a force to reckon with that disorganised UNLA leading to the Army mutiny in the same year and the collapse of the Obote 2 regime. Speaking on the occasion marking the 29th Heroes’ Day anniversary at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish Birembo Primary School in Birembo sub-county, Kakumiro district, the President who himself commanded the battle of Birembo 33 years ago, explained the importance of Birembo and why the government had decided to mark this year’s Heroes Day at Birembo.
ENTEBBE, Uganda At the invitation of His ExcellencyYoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, paid a two-day State Visit to the Republic of Uganda from 8th – 9th June, 2018. His Excellency Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Aliwas accompanied by Ministers and other Senior GovernmentOfficials. His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni congratulated His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali upon his assumption of office as Prime Minister following his election by Parliament in April 2018, which attests to the confidence the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front and the Ethiopian people have in his leadership. Their Excellencies held official talks a
WASHINGTON D.C, United States of America The Ethiopian Parliament has voted to lift the state of emergency that had been imposed in February and accepted to expand and protect the right for political parties and individuals to speak and act freely, ahead of the local and national elections. “Lifting the state of emergency is a commendable measure and another indication that the new government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, intends to continue with its reform agenda,” said Jon Temin, director of Africa programs. “The government should now expand and protect the right for political parties and individuals to speak and act freely, ahead of the local and national elections scheduled to take place in 2019 and 2020 respectively.” The Freedom House recommends that the gover