17th February 2016, Addis Ababa - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Security Sector Program (SSP) in partnership with the Global Center on Cooperative Security organized a two days stakeholders meeting on “Strengthening Regional Capacities to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism in the Greater Horn of Africa”.
Kampala, 17-02-2016: It was during a meeting of the Heads of the Electoral Observer Missions to Uganda General Elections 2016 held yesterday in Kampala that was issued the attached joint statement.
The meeting gathered the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mission led by Mr. Yufnalis Okubo, the Commonwealth mission led by former President Olasogun Obasanjo of Nigeria,the Johannesburg-based Electoral Institute for Sustainable Development in Africa mission led by former President Rupiah Banda of Zambia, the African Union mission, the COMESA mission, and the European Union mission, under the auspices of the East African Community mission led by former President Ali Hassan Mwini of Tanzania.###
Kampala, 16-02-2016: The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Election Observer Mission (EOM) to Uganda General Elections 2016 this morning officially launched its observation mission at Africana Hotel-Kampala on the occasion of a press briefing.
Kampala, 13-02-2016: Following the invitation extended to the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) by the Electoral Commission of Uganda, IGAD has deployed an Election Observer Mission (IGAD-EOM) to Uganda to observe the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections to be held on February 18th, 2016.
The IGAD Director of Peace and Security, Ambassador Tewolde Gebremeskel and his officers met with Mr Jose Neil Manzano, the UNDP CTA for the IGAD-UNDP project. In attendance were also Nuur Mohamud Sheekh, Senior Humanitarian Advisor and Ms Zainab Mahmoud, Programme Officer with IGAD Mediation Support Unit.