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South Sudan refugee crisis escalates: Uganda and region in urgent need of assistance

UNHCR photo   By Male Daniel Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

Mario Tama/AFP   By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

South Sudan refugees pass 1.5 million

B. Gezahegne   By Male Daniel The United Nation High Commission for Refugees stated that South Sudan has become Africa’s largest refugee crisis “With no solution in sight, refugee numbers from South Sudan crossing the 1.5 million mark.”

Starvation looms for 6 million children in Horn of Africa

Feisal Omar/Reuters   By Katy Migiro Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts, a charity has stated, with spring rains also predicted to be poor.

With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2017?

Antonio Parrinello/Reuters   By Umberto Bacchi After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.

The Business of War

AFP photo   By Ricardo Swire The superpower ideological divide that previously structured world conflict is now obsolete. Governments in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have unconventionally turned to private military companies to intervene in conflict on their behalf.

Say What You Say: Fidel Castro Was Africa’s Hero

Themba Hadebe/AP   By Joe Khamisi Regardless of what some Western leaders say, and despite the flashy – but repulsive – street celebrations in Miami, the fallen Cuban leader Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was and will forever remain a friend of Africa.

No let-up on illegal African migration to Europe

Aris Messinis/AFP   By Joe Khamisi “Just like a Slavery Boat” was one of the headlines the New York Times recently chose to describe the dehumanizing conditions in decrepit wooden boats African migrants use to escape misery, authoritarian regimes, ethnic massacres and poverty, to seek a better life in Europe.

South Sudan crisis increases as civilians flee insecurity

By Peter Louis Nearly three years after conflict erupted in South Sudan, the regional impact of the crisis is rising alarmingly as the number of South Sudanese crossing international borders in search of safety grows each day.

Admitting Guilt: Who ‘do’ us this kind thing?

Clara Sanchiz   By Prince Charles Dickson “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” –Socrates. One of the greatest preachers who ever lived, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called the ‘prince of preachers’, loved to tell this story: It seems there was a […]

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

Guang Niu   By Cynthia M. Lardner Genocide and ethnic cleansing, forms of Scientific Racism, have been around since the beginning of time. Since the Holocaust, various conventions and treaties have been entered into making genocide a crime and ethnic cleansing a crime against humanity. International tribunals have been created, at great expense, to acknowledge […]

Obama’s Africa policy: An expanding military footprint to grab resources

Carl De Souza/AFP   By Rupen Savoulian US President Barack Obama, the first African American to occupy the White House, has used his part-African background to leverage influence in the continent of his ancestors.

Dozens killed in Ethiopia as police use excessive force against peaceful protesters

Reuters photo   By Amnesty International At least 97 people were killed and hundreds more injured when Ethiopian security forces fired live bullets at peaceful protesters across Oromia region and in parts of Amhara over the weekend, according to credible sources who spoke to human rights NGO Amnesty International.

African leaders call on UN and international community to end conflict in South Sudan

Frederic Noy   By Peter Louis The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus countries held its Second Extra-Ordinary Summit meeting on 5th August 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and deliberated on the prevailing situation in the Republic of South Sudan.

How Ethiopia sustains a growing engagement in international affairs

  Fanuel Lakew interviews Professor Costantinos Berhutesfa

Ethiopia’s presence and influence in regional and international politics has increased

  Fanuel Lakew interviews Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald

Ethiopia’s Growing International Involvement

By Fanuel Lakew In global politics, having healthy and active relations with actors is very crucial to increase influence and presence and become a champion in international politics. Thus states foreign policy and behavior matter.

South Sudanese fleeing violence cross into Uganda

F Noy   By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed that a total of 2,959 refugees crossed into Uganda from South Sudan on Friday and throughout the weekend.

More abducted children rescued by Ethiopian forces

By Dukhan Jundit Following the rescue last week of nineteen abducted children, the Boma State of South Sudan has confirmed that more have now been saved and flown to Gambella, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian forces rescue abducted South Sudanese children

Tim Mckulka/EPA/UNMISS   By Dukhan Jundit The Ethiopian government has rescued nineteen children who were abducted by the South Sudanese Murle tribe last month.

Ethiopian government poised to address climate change

UNICEF Ethiopia/2015/Tanya Bindra   By Alpha Jallow The Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture, Tefera Derebew, stated that his country has put in place measures to address the occurrence of El Nino which recently affected their country as a result of climate change.

DRC Prime Minister addresses conference in Addis Ababa

By Darell Maurice The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Matata Ponyo, arrived Saturday 2 April in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, at the head of a large delegation composed of the Minister of Economy, Deputy Ministers of Finance and International Cooperation.

Back to square one!

By Shakeel Haider It’s no more a unipolar world but a world with a total breach of peace and harmony. History either repeats itself or not but the world situation looks like very much like the decade of the 1980s.

UK in talks with Uganda over Burundi crisis

By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Kingdom government has held bilateral talks with Uganda over the ongoing crisis in Burundi.

Africa, a continent already seeing the effects of climate change

By Adisa Amanor Wilks In some sense Africa is already experiencing a change in climate. From an increasingly erratic and unpredictable weather pattern in recent times, to recent floods in Burkina Faso and a prolonged drought in Ethiopia, all can be attributed to a change in climatic conditions, and pose significant threats to food security […]

Ethiopia’s new national slogan

Karo men overlooking the dwindling Omo River and the vast cotton fields stretching to the horizon (Michael Honegger) By Timothy Jay Smith “Island! Island!” I thought the kids shouted running after our car, hands outstretched in the endless clouds of dust we kicked up, paved road or not. If countries selected a defining air quality, […]

FAO launch project for communities in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

By Alpha Jallow The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners launched a new regional project to improve the livelihoods and economy of rural populations in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa during a two-day meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 30th November and 1st December.

The World Bank, Climate Change and Africa

By Adisa Amanor Wilks By 2080, due to climate change, it is likely that 75% of the African population will be at risk of hunger, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Civil Society Alliance in South Sudan reject IGAD peace proposal

  By Peter Louis The South Sudan Civil Society Alliance yesterday organised a peaceful demonstration in the nation’s capital Juba where hundreds of South Sudanese people joined in protesting for IGAD-Plus to review their peace proposal.

Girls For Sale: Child Trafficking in India

  By Padmini Dutta Sharma As a human rights activist I routinely visited the villages and slum areas of India and other adjoining countries. I was stunned to see the paradigm shift in lifestyle of some families when I visited them over the course of just one year. People who literally lived in dungeons, all […]