February 10, 2020
The 34th Extraordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and Government was held on 8th February 2020 in Addis Ababa under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan and issued a communiqué on the South Sudan peace process and the locust invasion that hits the region.
Regarding the peace process in South Sudan IGAD said, “further extension of the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) is neither desirable nor feasible.”
Only twelve days are left before the end of the one hundred-day extension of the deadline for the formation of R-TGoNU on 22nd February 2020.
Despite the relentless mediation efforts of the regional Special Envoys from IGAD and South Africa on the issue of the number of states and their boundaries, the mediation effort has hit a deadlock, reads the communiqué.
IGAD said the issue of the number of states and their boundaries, which is a sticky issue in the South Sudanese Peace process, “is an internal South Sudanese matter and hence solution should come only from the South Sudanese people.”
Regarding the locust invasion, the summit underscored the need to work and coordinate with neighboring regions particularly gulf states and countries in the Arabian Peninsula as well as the international community in eradicating the pest and address the broader aspects of climate change in the region.
IGAD also decided to share information and best practices through the IGAD Secretariat to coordinate and build the necessary capacity in combating the locust menace to predict, monitor and control the spread of new swarms.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Heads of State of Uganda, South Sudan, Somalia, and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Djibouti, Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, and H.E. Hirut Zememe, State Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
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Subject: “IGAD Says Further Extending Formation of Transitional Government in South Sudan neither Desirable nor Feasible, MFAE February 10, 2020”
Indeed, the title says it ALL. The additional narration of some three-hundred (300) words are only the diplomatic cover-up of face saving. It is only for NICETY.. The TRUTH of OUR DEAR AFRICA, WE ALL KNOW. As the insightful Amharic saying goes>>> ‘sintewaweQ. anitenaneQ. In a very crude translation: “let us not choke each other” . And so, our dear Africa has been >> still is >> and will remain as under developed continent for the benefit of ‘smart-alecks’ from West to East in their ever lasting unquenchable ambition for natural resources and space for their ever growing population. And Black Africans will always remain as manipulated subservient in their own birthplace.. As the saying goes: “THAT IS HOW IT IS”!!!
Of course, the field is wide open for supremely educated Africans, with the top most academic degrees, from well know Universities around the Globe, to get together and save their Dear Africa. But it is NOT going to happen !!! Why? Ask our African Union what they have accomplished, for the benefit of African People, during their 57 years of existence as an Organization. What did they do to restore the DIGNITY of AFRICAN PEOPLE in all socioeconomic and humanitarian. aspect of Life ? We all know that African People do NOT have LIFE but only physical existence — and on the lowest level of strata at that!!! And we all know the shameful IMAGE of AFRICANS, wherever we may be, THE END
Dear Editor, Borkena.Com , If you find the above to be not fit for your website, I would have no grudge at all if you shred it for the waste basket. I am truly sad to use those harsh words but truly believe WE must stop cheating ourselves and face reality for ACTION to recover our DIGNITY >>> YES, I repeat, DIGNITY.