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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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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Condemns the Recent Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the violence following demonstrations organized on 21 January 2018 in Kinshasa, and deplores the reported loss of life.  The Chairperson of the AUC encourages the Congolese stakeholders to fully honour the commitments entered into, on the 31st…

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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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Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention activates the Emergency Operational Centre to monitor the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Team of experts on standby for deployment to respond to the emergency

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday activated the Emergency Operational Centre to monitor the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and developed a concept of operations for the emergency. ‘The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has activated its Emergency Operation Centre to…

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9th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the African Union Peace and Security Council and the European Union Political and Security Committee

The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi (Kenya), Chairperson of the AU PSC for the month of October 2016, and Ambassador Walter Stevens, Permanent Chair of the EU PSC

On 25 October 2016, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) held their 9th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, as part of their regular dialogue within the framework of the Africa – EU partnership. The meeting was co-chaired…

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Inaugural Meeting of the Support Group for the Facilitation of the National Dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo -

The African Union (AU) today held the inaugural meeting of the Support Group to the AU-led Facilitation of the Congolese National Dialogue. The meeting, which was chaired by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, was attended by the AU-appointed Facilitator, former Prime Minister of Togo, Mr…

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Statement of the AUC Chairperson’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security on the occasion of the commemoration of the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Today, 19 June 2016, we commemorate the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. It is a date set aside, to raise awareness on the need for collective action, to condemn and to end conflict-related sexual violence – which has been used as a weapon of…

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East Africa Donors’ Coordination meeting encouraging Geothermal Investment commences at the African Union Headquarters

The East Africa Donors’ Coordination meeting commenced on Monday 13th June 2016. H.E Dr. Elham M Ibrahim, AUC Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy met with Ambassadors, Gary Quince the Head of the EU delegation to the AU, H.E Mr. Bruce Shepherd of New Zealand, H.E Mr. Thomas Terstegen, Deputy Head…