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 8 April 2021 (Djibouti-Ville, Djibouti): At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Djibouti, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the Presidential Elections to be held on April 9, 2021 in the country. An advance team of the Election Observation Mission arrived in Djibouti on 2 April to engage with relevant stakeholders and handle logistical arrangements for the main Observation Mission that arrived on April 5. The Observation Mission is composed of 16 Observers led by Hon. Siraj Fegessa who is the Former Minister of Defense of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Director of IGAD Peace and Security Division. “IGAD is happy to be invited to observe the 9 April 2021 Djibouti presidential elections as part of its broader efforts of promoting democracy, good governance, credible elections and respect for human rights. IGAD remains committed to work alongside the government of Djibouti in the promotion of democracy and good governance,” said Mr. Fegessa. The Head of the IGAD Observer Mission has met with officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interior as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission and the National Assembly. He has also conferred with Heads of International Election observer missions from the African Union Commission, the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Conference. In addition, he is set to met with the Presidential candidates and other stakeholders. The IGAD Election Observation Mission today officially deployed its observation team in the districts of Ali Sabeh, Arta, Tajourah and Djibouti City. The Election Observation Mission deployed to these areas will be in a team of two observers each to cover the poll opening, polling, poll closing and counting and tallying stages of election process. IGAD will subsequently release a preliminary report containing the findings of the short-term election observation mission. IGAD Member states are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

IGAD short-term election observation mission officially deploys today to the Djibouti Presidential Elections

 The Head of IGAD short-term election observation mission Hon. Siraj Fegessa this morning hosted a media event to announce the deployment of the IGAD short-term election observation mission to the 9 April 2021 Presidential Elections.

 

 

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 8 avril 2021 (Djibouti-Ville, Djibouti) : À l'invitation du ministère des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération internationale de la République de Djibouti, l'Autorité intergouvernementale pour le développement (IGAD) a déployé aujourd'hui une mission d'observation électorale (MOE) pour observer les élections présidentielles qui se tiendront le 9 avril 2021 dans le pays. Une équipe préliminaire de la Mission d'observation des élections est arrivée à Djibouti le 2 avril pour s'entretenir avec les parties prenantes concernées et s'occuper des dispositions logistiques pour la Mission d'observation principale qui est arrivée le 5 avril. La mission d'observation est composée de 16 observateurs dirigés par M. Siraj Fegessa, ancien ministre de la défense de la République fédérale démocratique d'Éthiopie et Directeur de la division Paix et Sécurité de l'IGAD. "L'IGAD est heureuse d'être invitée à observer les élections présidentielles Djiboutienne du 9 avril 2021 dans le cadre de ses efforts plus large de promotion de la démocratie, de la bonne gouvernance, d'élections crédible et du respect des droits de l'homme. L'IGAD reste engagée à travailler aux côtés du gouvernement de Djibouti dans la promotion de la démocratie et de la bonne gouvernance ", a déclaré M. Fegessa. Le chef de la mission d'observation de l'IGAD a rencontré des représentants des ministères des Affaires étrangères et de l'Intérieur, ainsi que de la Commission électorale nationale indépendante et de l'Assemblée nationale. Il s'est également entretenu avec les chefs des missions internationales d'observation électorale de la Commission de l'Union africaine, de la Ligue arabe et de l'Organisation de la conférence islamique. En outre, il doit rencontrer les candidats à la présidence et d'autres parties prenantes. La Mission d'observation électorale de l'IGAD a officiellement déployé aujourd'hui son équipe d'observation dans les districts d'Ali Sabeh, d'Arta, de Tajourah et de Djibouti-ville. La Mission d'Observation Electorale déployée dans ces zones sera composée d'une équipe de deux observateurs chacun pour couvrir les étapes d'ouverture du scrutin, de vote, de clôture du scrutin, de dépouillement et de décompte du processus électoral. L'IGAD publiera ensuite un rapport préliminaire contenant les conclusions de la mission d'observation électorale à court terme. Les États membres de l'IGAD sont les suivants : Djibouti, Érythrée, Éthiopie, Kenya, Somalie, Sud-Soudan, Soudan et Ouganda.

 

 IGAD short-term election observation mission officially deploys today to the Djibouti Presidential Elections

 

The Head of IGAD short-term election observation mission Hon. Siraj Fegessa this morning hosted a media event to announce the deployment of the IGAD short-term election observation mission to the 9 April 2021 Presidential Elections. 

 

 

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07 April 2021, (Djibouti-Ville- DJBOUTI): IGAD will be deploying a short-term election observation mission to the Presidential Elections in Djibouti that will be held on 9 April 2021.  The mission that be led by Hon. Siraj Fegessa who is Former Minister of Defence of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Director of IGAD Peace and Security Division, comprises a 16-person team. The mission will be deployed in Ali Sabeh, Arta and Tajourah districts and Djibouti City.  

An advance team arrived in the capital on 2 April ahead of an official launch of the mission on 8 April.  

 

 

 

26 March 2021(Entebbe – Uganda): The IGAD Security Sector Program (IGAD SSP) has successfully concluded a four-days regional/bilateral training to Uganda and Kenya Non-State Actors (CSOs and Media) on the Transnational Security Threats (TSTs) specifically on Human Trafficking, Migrant Smuggling, and their Criminal Proceeds held on 22-25 March 2021. The objective of the training was to provide the trainees with the necessary skill and knowledge about the threat of human trafficking and migrant smuggling along with their criminal proceeds.

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