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The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, appointed former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo as AU’s High Representative for the Horn of Africa (HoA) region.
In recent months, diplomatic relations between the US and Ethiopia passed through a series of turbulences in relation with the war in Tigray. Especially since the coming to power of the democrats in the US, American approach towards the war in Tigray has changed completely.
Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said that for the first time in nine months of conflict, aid workers will run out of food to distribute to the millions of people who are going hungry.
A briefing paper of the Small Arms Survey conducted by the seasoned scholar of the Horn, John Young, entitled “Conflict and Cooperation: Transitions in Modern Ethiopian–Sudanese Relations,” published in May 2020, projected that the multifaceted and established relations between Ethiopia and Sudan that have registered tremendous development in the past couple of decades, are about to cease and the relation between the two is entering into uncharted territory.
The US State Department announced earlier on Friday that US President Joe Biden will be sending his special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, to Ethiopia again, in an effort to push for an end to the ongoing war in the northern parts of the country.
This week was busy for the diplomats working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and its higher officials, mainly due to the visit made by two high level international diplomats engaged in the areas of humanitarian assistance and aid.
The people of the Horn of Africa (HoA) region and the countries in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea have established long relationships as they have been connected for centuries through trade, culture, religion and politics.
On May 1, 2021, Itonde Kakoma was appointed Head of Delegation and Permanent Representative of the International Federations of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to the African Union (AU) and International Organizations.
Balderas for True Democracy Party (Balderas) rejected the results of the sixth general elections in Addis Ababa and decided to take its case to court. It has called on its members to prepare themselves for a strengthened peaceful struggle.
When news of the withdrawal of US troops from Somalia broke just before former US President Donald Trump left Office, it left many dumbfounded about the fate of the fight against the extremist group Al-Shabaab that is operating in the country.