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Addis Ababa, February 13, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian Airlines and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed a Bilateral Corporate Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding.  ....


Addis Ababa, February 9, 2023 (FBC) – The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) policy makers’ discussion has kicked off in Addis Ababa.

It was indicated that the discussion aims to build a capacity that can prevent and avoid the threats to peace and security in the Horn of African region.

Chairperson of the Experts’ Group at EASF, Major General Teshome Gemechu said that the discussion is part of the Nairobi conference held last October.

Studies and policy reforms will be carried out that will increase and improve the capacity and ability of the institution, he said.


Addis Ababa February 6, 2023 (FBC) – The Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and UNECA, Ambassador Ayele Lire, presented his letters of credentials on Monday to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.

The discussion between the two sides covered a range of topics, including Ethiopia’s roles in the OAU/AU, the ongoing preparations for the 36th AU Summit, and other issues of mutual concern.

After conveying President Sahle-Work and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s messages to the AU Chairperson, Ambassador Ayele expressed gratitude to the Chairperson for the unwavering support and solidarity shown to maintain Ethiopia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and unity during the conflict in the northern part of the country.


Addis Ababa, February 1, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, participated today in the Somalia-Frontline States Summit to achieve enhanced regional security cooperation, held in Mogadishu, according to the Office of the Prime Minister.

Recall that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Mogadishu today to participate in the summit, hosted by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

The meeting, according to Somali National News Agency-SONNA, focused on the unification of security, the fight against Al-Shabaab terrorists, and elimination of terrorism in the region.

In the summit, Prime Minister Abiy was accompanied by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia, President William Ruto of Kenya, and President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.


Addis Ababa, February 1, 2023 (FBC) – Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has honored Deputy Commissioner Athlete Derartu for her vital contribution for peace in Ethiopia.

IGAD held its 3rd State of the Region Address in Mombasa where is also appraising its activities in the region.

IGAD also has lunched its Council of Eminent Persons and recognized individuals who contributed for peace and development in the reigon.

Athlete Derartu Tulu is among the most contributing individuals in courtiers of the region who have been recognized at the platform for their outstanding contribution to strengthening peace.


Addis Ababa, January 30, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Federal Police delegation is participating in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Inter-Ministerial Forum on Enhancing Cooperation & Coordination against Transnational Security Threats (TST) in Mombasa, Kenya.

The forum aims to strengthen regional cooperation on cross-border security threats. It was attended by IGAD’s committee of ambassadors, ministers of justice and police commissioners of member countries.

Ethiopian Police’s social media post indicates that, the Commissioner of the Ethiopian Federal Police and the current President of the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO), Demelash Gebre-Michael, is participating in the forum.


Addis Ababa, January 26, 2023 (FBC) – The FDRE Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has reiterated Ethiopia’s solidarity with Sudan in the political dialogue process that they have embarked upon, according to the Office of the Prime Minster.

Prime Minister Abiy, alongside his delegation, has arrived in Sudan earlier today for a one day working visit. The delegation was received by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan.



Addis Ababa, January 15, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian delegation led by Minister of State at the Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration (MoTRI), Kasahun Gofe, held discussion with Djibouti’s Ministry of Trade and Tourism officials.

State Minister Kasahun and his delegation met with Ali Daoud, Secretary General of Minister of Trade and Tourism of Djibouti.

The meeting, according to the Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti, aims to advise on major export items and border trade agreement.

The Embassy also indicated that the Ethiopian delegation’s working visit is a follow up to the 16th Joint Ministerial Commission meeting (JMC) held in Ethiopia from 25 to 28 October 2022.


Addis Ababa, January 9, 2023 (FBC) – The head quarter office building of the African Center for Disease Control, where the legacy of construction professionals from Ethiopia and China rested, will soon be inaugurated, AU Media Advisory announced.

The newly built headquarter building of the African CDC, which was built in Nefas Silk Lafto sub-city in Addis Ababa city, is said to be an exemplary building, as it was completed in a short period of time.

According to AU’s media advisory the China-backed new Africa CDC HQ site covers an area of 90,000m2 with a total construction area of nearly 40,000m2.


Addis Ababa, January 4, 2022 (FBC) – President Hassan Sheik Mahmud reaffirmed the commitment of Republic of Somalia to enhance strategic partnership with Ethiopia.

The president made the pledge when he received letter of resignation from the outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the Republic of Somalia Abdulfetah Abdulahi.

On the occasion, President Hassan Sheik Mahmud stated that Ethiopia is a strategic partner for Somalia, pledging to transform the ties between the two countries in bilateral and multilateral areas of cooperation.


Addis Ababa, January 3, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s relationship with neighbouring countries is based on the principle of mutual benefit, said Ambassador Fisseha Shawel, Director General of African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the second week of the training of the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and affiliated institutions, a presentation was made on diplomacy and regional integration in the Horn of Africa.

In his presentation, the ambassador explained the nature, performance, and challenges of the East African Intergovernmental Organization (IGAD) integration program.

IGAD: its history and development

    The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was founded in 1986 to mitigate the effects of the recurring severe droughts and other natural disasters that resulted in widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the region. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda - took action through the United Nations to establish the intergovernmental body for development and drought control in their region.     Eritrea became the seventh member after attaining independence in 1993 and in 2011 South Sudan joined IGAD as the eighth member state.

With the new emerging political and socio-economic challenges, the assembly of Heads of State and Government, meeting in Addis Ababa in April 1995, resolved to revitalize IGADD and expand areas of cooperation among Member States. The new and revitalized IGAD was launched during the 5th Summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held on 25-26 November 1996 in Djibouti. The Summit endorsed the decision to enhance regional cooperation in three priority areas of food security and environmental protection, economic cooperation, regional integration and social development peace and security.

IGAD Vision and Mission Statements

  The founding leaders of IGAD were motivated by a vision where the people of the region would develop a regional identity, live in peace and enjoy a safe environment alleviating poverty through appropriate and effective sustainable development programmes. The IGAD Secretariat as the executive body of the Authority was given the mandate to achieve this goal.

Vision: IGAD to be the premier Regional Economic Community (REC) for achieving peace and sustainable development in the region.

Mission: Promote regional cooperation and integration to add value to Member States’ efforts in achieving peace, security and prosperity.


The Geography of the Region

     The IGAD region stretches over an area of 5.2 million km2 that comprises the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The region has about 6960 Km of coastline with the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Toudjoura and the Red Sea. Also, the IGAD region has a total of 6910 Km of international borders with Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Map 1 above shows the region. Some 70 percent of the IGAD region is made up of Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs), which receive less than 600 mm of rainfall annually. The rest of the region has a great variety of climates and landscapes including cool highlands, swamp areas, tropical rain forests and other features typical of an equatorial region. Furthermore, the region possesses diverse ecosystems and agro-ecological zones at different altitudes ranging from 150 meters below sea level (Dalul) to about 4600 meters above the sea level (Mount Kenya). Socio-economically, most of the IGAD Member States belong to the worlde’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and share similar economic growth rates and social ethnic groups across their borders, which could be a good opportunity for regional integration, if appropriately utilised.



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