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02-08-2016, Djibouti: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) reiterates its disappointment on the recent eruption of conflict in Juba and surrounding areas and is deeply concerned about reports of widespread and increased acts of conflict related sexual violence, especially rape (including gang rape) of women and girls in South Sudan.

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The Assembly of Heads of State and Government IGAD and the African Union Ad-hoc Committee on South Sudan, referred to as the IGAD Plus will this afternoon hold a Summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to deliberate on the prevailing situation in South Sudan.

The meeting will be chaired by H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and current Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government with the attendance of Heads of State from the region and representatives from the UN, African Union, JMEC and IGAD.

A communique will be issued at the end of day.

Djibouti, 31-07-2016: The Executive Secretary of IGAD H.E Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim on July 28, 2016 signed a contract for Trade and Transport Facilitation Study of the Kampala – Juba – Addis Ababa – Djibouti Corridor with Kagga & Partners Consulting Engineers in association with AFRICON Universal Consulting. The Managing Director of Kagga & Partners Consulting Engineers Eng. Peter Magambo signed on behalf of the consulting firms.

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