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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it has helped 3,478 vulnerable Ethiopian migrants stranded by the conflict in Yemen, including 229 medical cases, to return home. Of these, 1,429 were evacuated by IOM from Yemen to Ethiopia. “The remainder were assisted on arrival in Ethiopia at IOM’s Addis Abeba Transit Centre, which provided accommodation, food and onward transportation,” IOM said, adding most of the migrants were stranded in Yemen en route to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mehari Taddele Maru

The 25th AU Summit in South Africa began with fanfare and ended with news worthy legal debacle of high political nature. The controversy started when a court in Pretoria, unlike in many African states where President Omar al Bashir visited, issued a provisional order preventing al Bashir from leaving South Africa until it decides on ICC’s request for an arrest of the president. Now, Bashir is in his Khartoum Palace; ANC is as usual in political and legal controversy; the Darfuri victims are still left without redress, and ICC is crying of fault by its state parties. But, why?

Political support and people’s buy-in of capacity development initiatives in domestic resource mobilization is crucial for successful fiscal reforms, which can lead to Africa being able to finance its own development, said Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) during a panel discussion on Wednesday, 15th July, by the Foundation in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.