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28 April 2021, Entebbe – The IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN)’s Committee of Permanent Secretaries (CPS) convened on 28 April 2021 at the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel in Entebbe to deliberate on strengthening regional cooperation in conflict prevention in the IGAD region.

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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 18 April 2021 

Three new grants to support the work of IGAD in the promotion of peace and stability in the Horn of Africa have been formally launched today. The grants amounting to EUR 4.2 M are part of the EU Trust Fund programme “IGAD Promoting Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa Region (IPPSHAR)” supported by the European Union (EU), ADA (Austria Development Agency), the Netherlands and Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). 

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9 April, 2021 (Bishoftu - Ethiopia):The IGAD Security Sector Program (IGAD SSP) has successfully concluded a four-days national training on Investigating and Prosecuting Cybercrime for Ethiopia held on 5-8 April 2021. The objective of the training was to provide the participants the requisite knowledge and skills in conducting cybercrime investigations and prosecuting such cases.  It was also to create awareness about the constantly evolving threat of cybercrime in order to strengthen cooperation between relevant security institutions through enhanced cooperation and coordination among the units that directly deal with cybercrime, cybersecurity, as well as the critical infrastructures.  In addition, it was intended to assess the threat level and vulnerability of Ethiopia to cybercrime through the capacity of investigation techniques, available mechanisms, as well as identify the gaps and challenges in the criminal justice sector.

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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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