ICGLR ELECTIONS OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

August 2016 Pre-Election Statement of the Head of Delegation of the ICGLR Observation Mission by     Dr Wilfred Gisuka Machage Senator of the House of parliament, Kenya The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is an inter-governmental organisation of 12 Member States including Zambia. It has among others a mandate to observe and monitor elections in Member States. This is in line with the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region particularly ...

6th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Luanda, Angola 14th June, 2016

1. Commended the outgoing Executive Secretary, Professor Ntumba Luaba, for the good services rendered to the organisation during his term, and wish him well in his future endeavours. 2. Directed the EJVM to carry out verification and ascertain the particulars and intentions of the alleged Burundian nationals arrested and detained in the DRC and compile a consensual report within a period of 60 days; 3. Directed the EJVM to verify the incident that happened on the Lake Albert that resulted into ...

6th Ordinary Summit of ICGLR Heads of State and Government to take place in Luanda, Angola on 14th June, 2016

Press Release Luanda, Angola 10th June, 2016: At the invitation of His Excellency José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola and ICGLR Chairman, the 6th Ordinary Summit of ICGLR Heads of State and Government will take place in Luanda, Angola on 14th June, 2016. The Summit themed “Accelerating the effective implementation of the Pact and its Protocols for a more democratic and stable Great Lakes Region” will be preceded by the meeting of ICGLR Chiefs of Defence Forces on 10th ...

Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework urge stakeholders in the region to resume effective action against armed groups in Eastern DRC and speed up the repatriation of ex-combatants

Kinshasa, 29 April 2016- During a five-day visit in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) from 25 to 29 April, senior representatives of the United Nations Organization (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) representing the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the region urged Government officials from ...

Don’t be desperate for power- Interview of the ICGLR-LMRC Executive Director

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has advised Zambian politicians against using unemployment and the state of the economy to stir up dissent as the country’s general elections approach because Zambia is a model of peace in the region. ICGLR executive director Frank Okuthe said in an interview yesterday that the entire Great Lakes Region looks up to Zambia as a model of peace. Dr Okuthe said Zambia is an icon of democracy and peace as elsewhere ...

Prosecutors from the African Great Lakes meet in Nairobi to adopt an effective and practical approach to regional judicial cooperation in the fight against impunity

Nairobi, Kenya, 21st April 2016: The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) jointly with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region organized in Nairobi, Kenya, on 19-20 April 2016, a conference on strengthening judicial cooperation in the Great Lakes Region. The two-day meeting, hosted by the Government of Kenya, aimed to: develop a better understanding of the challenges and obstacles to judicial cooperation in the Great Lakes region; identify ...