In line with the signed peace agreement, IGAD
will nominate an external expert with strong legal background to oversee constitutional review and amendment.
She noted that IGAD
an East African regional bloc based in Djibouti had over the years created a security program to tackle arms control, maritime security and other instruments aimed at non-proliferation.
SUNA learned that Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Chad and Algeria were added by the African Union to join the IGAD
group of Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, while the IGAD
partners' group includes Britain, the United States and Norway.
regional grouping, which is based in Djibouti, has postponed a planned summit to discuss South Sudan's year-long conflict until Saturday.
East Africa's regional IGAD
bloc, which mediated the talks between President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar, called on the leaders to forge a unity government within 45 days.
succeeded the earlier Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD), a multinational body founded in 1986 with a focus on development and environmental control.
It notes that IGAD
sponsored the CPA negotiations, with US pressure visible in the background, but that it was Kenya that provided the negotiator in the person of Lieutenant-General Lazarus Sumbeiywo and it was then Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi who forced the main Sudanese protagonists to the negotiating table.
The NDA-SPLM relationship was also complicated because the NDA was not party to the IGAD
In my capacity as the Chairman of the IGAD
Assembly of Heads of State and Government and in accordance with the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, and following wider consultations between leaders of the IGAD
region and our partners, I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that the Heads of State and Government of IGAD
have appointed you to chair and lead the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)," partly reads the letter signed by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalegn, who chairs IGAD
Migration at IGAD
is addressed within the framework of the Regional Migration Policy Framework (RMPF).
Pointing out that the delegation of the IGAD
observors mission includes, the mission's head, Yousif Abbul-Rahman, Kenina national, and the membership of the ehiopian nationals, Mr.
At a Friday press conference, Beyle said that the decision to hold the IGAD
Summit in Mogadishu was "evidence of improved security in the country", adding that he hoped the summit would be held in a "peaceful atmosphere".