A two-day conference in Ethiopia was aimed at exploring how China could play a more important role in the region, Beijing's special envoy says.
The number of displaced has increased every year over the past decade — and it is now more than double the 42.7 million people displaced in 2012.
Former president voted out of power in 2017 is reelected to the African country's top job after defeating the incumbent leader in a protracted contest decided by legislators in a third round of voting.
Ethiopians with military records line up outside Moscow's embassy in Addis Ababa in the hope to join the Russian army amid rumours $2,000 will be paid to each volunteer.
An extreme months-long drought has left the Horn of Africa on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, forcing huge numbers of people to leave their homes in search of food.
An estimated 29 million people are in danger of severe hunger in the Horn of Africa, as the region grapples with a major drought caused by the driest conditions since 1981.
A slow-burning political crisis in Somalia deepens as the Prime Minister and the President wrangle over the expulsion of the African Union envoy to the country.
Somalia's polls are more than a year behind schedule, with voting for the lower house of parliament due to be completed by Friday - a deadline many observers expect the country to miss.
The UN's food agency has asked for more than $130 million in aid in a bid to avert a looming drought in the Horn of Africa that has left more than 1.5 million livestock dead.
The visa restrictions will apply to those who have allegedly encouraged and engaged in violence against protesters, intimidation of journalists and opposition members, and manipulation of the electoral process.
WFP says $327 million is required to respond to immediate needs over the next six months and support pastoral communities to become more resilient against recurring climate shocks.
The news of Feltman's departure came before he heads to Ethiopia on Thursday to meet with senior government officials about the peace talks as part of Washington's latest push to bring an end to the conflict.
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