His Excellency President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly (AU Summit) scheduled for 30-31 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende today signed a strategic partnership agreement.
IOM has started to provide transport for Eritrean refugees registered at Ethiopia’s Endabaguna screening center to camps provided by the country’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR in Tigray region.
The International Monetary Fund’s Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center for Eastern Africa and The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute for Eastern and Southern Africa conducted a regional workshop on micro prudential stress testing from January 12–16, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security concludes consultations in South Africa on the situation in the Great Lakes region and on other issues
The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the region, in particular the disarmament of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).
Reduced conflict in Somalia and an improving economy in Ethiopia are not deterring irregular migration from the Horn of Africa into the Arabian Peninsula, according to the Nairobi-based Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS).