March 13, 2014

IGAD Summit Starts In Ethiopia

The 25th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and Government has today (Thursday) Started in Addis Ababa the capital of Ethiopia.

The 25th Extra-ordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of States and Gov. underway in AddisAbaba.
The 25th Extra-ordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of States and Government  underway in AddisAbaba.

The Summit will mainly focus on the war that has torn apart South Sudan, the newly formed country in Africa.

While presiding over the Summit, African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said that they will continue to assist IGAD in its effort to bring peace in South Sudan and that Commission of inquiry has been established to probe war crimes with the view of taking necessary action.

51st IGAD Council of Ministers Extraordinary Meeting
51st IGAD Council of Ministers Extraordinary Meeting

The summit is expected to tackle the issues disrupting the ongoing peace talks between the government of South Sudan and the rebels who are loyal former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar who declared a rebellion against the government after the failed coup attempt on December 15, last year.

Some of the Presidents who are attending the summit are; Uganda’s Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, South Sudan’s Salva kiir, Sudan’s Omar Al Bashir, Ethiopia’s Hailemariam and many other dignitaries.

The Ministers will discuss the report from the IGAD Special Envoys on South Sudan ahead of Summit of Heads of State.
The Ministers will discuss the report from the IGAD Special Envoys on South Sudan ahead of Summit of Heads of State.

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