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Kenya welcomes first direct flight from Mogadishu in 10 Years

Direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi resumed on Thursday (March 29) when first commercial plane carrying 49 passengers from Mogadishu landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 1.00 p.m.

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Somalia’s Federal Parliament Approves New Cabinet

The Federal Parliament of Somalia has endorsed the new cabinet appointed by the Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire last week after several days of discussion.

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Ethio- Sudanese Strategic Forum meets in Khartoum

Senior Ethiopian and Sudanese army officers met in Khartoum this week within the framework of the Sudanese-Ethiopian Strategic Forum for discussions that covered a number of issues relating to border security, ways to prevent and combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling besides local and regional security threats.

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State Minister Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael confers with UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia Ghazi Abdulla Binashoor

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael met with Ghazi Abdulla Binashoor, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Ethiopia today (March 29, 2017).

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President Mulatu meets with President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

President Mulatu Teshome and Mr. Peter Thompson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks on further speeding up concerted cooperation in areas of regional peace and security and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Jubilee Palace today (March 29th, 2017).

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State Minister Hirut confers with UN Secretary-General Representative for Somalia

State Minister Hirut Zemene meeting with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating on Tuesday (March 28) reiterated that Ethiopia remains committed to extend its helping hand in the strengthening of the security, stability and development of Somalia.

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Japan, Ethiopia eye new areas of cooperation

State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aklilu Hailemikael met with Japanese Delegation led by Mr. Shinchi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, at his offices today. (March 27, 2017) and the two sides discussed on industrial parks development, a new area of engagement in the bilateral ties.

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UN Head of Peace-keeping emphasizes need for a political solution in South Sudan

The out-going UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, said on Tuesday that the security situation in South Sudan was “very worrisome.”

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IGAD emergency summit on the status of 1 million Somali refugees to meet in Nairobi this weekend

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is convening an international summit on Saturday (March 25), to discuss the status of nearly 1 million Somali refugees displaced by two decades of civil strife and prolonged humanitarian crises.

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An emergency loan to FAO for Somali relief

The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund on Tuesday (March 21) released an emergency loan of $22 million to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for use for Somalia.

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