Sudan, Ethiopia are on the agenda of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Somali group

The recent attacks by the Somali al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militant group in the Ethiopian depth represent a dangerous development in the Horn of Africa. Nonetheless, the group does not intend to stop there but plans to spread to several countries, including Sudan.Al-Shabab last July attacked several positions in eastern Ethiopia, Somali Region in Ethiopia, before the Ethiopian Defence Forces hit the assailants and prevent their advance.The Ethiopian army inflicted heavy losses…

SSUF/A accuses Juba government of violating ceasefire agreement

Rebels led by South Sudan’s ex-army chief, Gen. Paul Malong has accused government forces of attacking its bases in Greater Bahr el Ghazal region in contravention of a ceasefire deal.South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A), in a statement, condemned the attacks which allegedly resulted in some of its officers taken hostage.“We call upon the Community of Sant’Egidio particularly the CTSAMVM [Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring & Verification Mechanism] to investigate…

Pro-military meeting kicks off in Khartoum amid broad boycott of political forces

A military-supported meeting began in Khartoum on Saturday in a bid to forge a consensus ending the nine-month political crisis, amid a broad boycott of the revolution’s forces.The People of Sudan initiative launched by a religious leader, al-Tayeb Aljid kicked off a two-day conference at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum to discuss the appointment of a prime minister who can form a new civilian government to achieve the remaining reforms…

Concern over flood relief efforts

The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Flood Disaster Relief and Recovery has raised concern about lack of coordination and integrated plans to resolve the housing needs of people displaced by the floods.The committee held a meeting with the departments of Social Development, Transport, Small Business Development and Public Enterprises, to gain an understanding of the extent of the support provided by government to the affected provinces and municipalities. This to…

Implications of the Ukraine Crisis: Food, Fuel, Fertilisers and Freight Prices in the Southern Africa Region (July 2022)

SUMMARY• The Southern Africa Region is estimated to be one of the most affected regions by the ripple effects of the Ukraine crisis; WFP estimates the projected additional increase in regional acute food insecurity due to the crisis at approximately 10 million people in absolute terms1 .• Despite governments attempting to curb soaring food and fuel prices through various measures (e.g. fuel subsidies, price ceilings on basic commodities, etc.), all…

East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region: Internally Displaced Persons – Regional Overview (January – June 2022)

REGIONAL OVERVIEWThe East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes (EHAGL) region is host to a significant number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). As of 30 June 2022, there were approximately 12.83 million IDPs in the region – mainly in Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan. The drivers of displacements continue to remain complex, including conflict and persecution, as well as climate related natural disasters, often in situations…