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United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Sixteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa

The meeting reviewed the status of the partnership between the UN and the AU

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its sixteenth consultative meeting at the African Union headquarters in Addis-Ababa on 12 February 2019. The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smaïl Chergui (Peace and Security), Minata Samaté-Cessouma (Political…

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2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and…

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Media Advisory: A Seminar on Carrying Forward the Legacy of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Trial of Hissène Habré

WHAT: A Seminar on Carrying Forward the Legacy of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Trial of Hissène Habré A Seminar on Carrying Forward the Legacy of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Trial of Hissène Habré Highlights for the media will include remarks by: • African Union Commission Chairperson,…

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AUC Chairperson highlights four main issues during the African Union Executive Council meeting

In his first address to the Executive Council as Chairperson of the AU Commission (AUC), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, focused on 4 main issues namely: the priorities of the African Union; progress in institutional reform, the need to speak with one voice and the link between decisions reached and the will to implement them.

The 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union’s (AU) Executive Council, under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth” was officially opened today 30th June, 2017 at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads…

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The 29th AU Summit kicks off with the 34th Session of the Permanent Representative Committee

This summit is historic, as it is the first summit with the full participation of all the fifty five African countries, after the admission of the Kingdom of Morocco during the 28th AU Assembly in January this year

Under the theme of “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth”, the 29th African Union Summit opened Tuesday 27 June 2017, at the  African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the Thirty Fourth (34th) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC). The opening ceremony took place in…

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The African Union denounces the terrorist attack in Niger

The Chairperson of the Commission reaffirms the AU’s strong rejection of all acts of terrorism and violent extremism

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, denounces the terrorist attack against a Niger army patrol north of Tilwa in western Niger, on Wednesday 22 February 2017, which resulted in the death of at least a dozen soldiers and wounding several others. The Chairperson of…

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Transition in the AU Commission

Presided over by H.E. Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the Union, the meeting was attended by President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad, and immediate past Chairperson of the Union, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and H.E. Mr. Moussa Fakia Mahamat, respectively incoming and outgoing Chairpersons of the AU Commission

A day following the conclusion of the 28th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, during which new leadership was elected, mid-March 2017 has been agreed upon as the date for the effective handing-over ceremony from the outgoing to the incoming Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Commissioners of the African…

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President Alpha Conde of Guinea has been Elected New Chairperson of the African Union (AU)

The new Chairperson of the African Union (AU), H.E. Mr. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, was elected today, Monday 30 January 2017, by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union

The new Chairperson of the African Union (AU), H.E. Mr. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, was elected today, Monday 30 January 2017, by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, during their 28th Ordinary Session holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  President Alpha Conde is…

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Hon Moussa Faki Mahamat elected as incoming Chair of the African Union Commission

Chadian Foreign Minister Hon. Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected incoming Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission by AU heads of State and Government, who form the Assembly of the African Union. Ghana’s Ambassador Thomas Kwesi Quartey was elected Deputy Chairperson. Elections for the eight Commissioner posts are ongoing.…