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Video News Release: Message from the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat

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The Directorate of Information and Communication of the African Union Commission (AUC/DIC), would like to share with you the Message from the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, on the Operationalisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): AU Web Site @ https://au.int/en/videos/20200518/message-secretary-general-afcfta-secretariat-operationalisation-african-continental YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPDsjRPu7ks

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Statement by Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (Kwibuka26)

Under the Theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”

Fellow Africans  Youth, Ladies and Gentlemen  Today we commemorate the 26th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (KWIBUKA26), under the theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”.  This is the twelfth year since the African Union started the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. However, this…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, Held on 26 March 2020

His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Arica, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020. The Bureau…

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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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Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the terrorist attack in Nairobi

The Chairperson of the Commission stresses that this cowardly attack, once again, underlines the imperative for renewed and reinvigorated efforts to combat terrorism throughout the continent

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that took place today against innocent civilians in Nairobi, Kenya. He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to the…

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African Union Consultative Dialogue on “The Integration of Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance into Stabilisation Efforts” concludes in Banjul, The Gambia

The Dialogue enabled the participants to identify key challenges and opportunities for the integration of the aforementioned pillars into stabilisation efforts

A Consultative Dialogue organised by the African Union (AU) Commission on “Enhancing the Integration of Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance into Stabilisation Efforts: Lessons for Silencing the Guns by 2020”,concluded in Banjul, The Gambia, on 14 December 2018.   The Dialogue provided participants with a common understanding…

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Communiqué on the Chairperson’s visit to Benin

The Chairperson met with President Patrice Talon with whom he had an extensive exchange of views on the ongoing efforts to deepen integration, including through the African Continental Free Trade Area

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, ended his two-day visit to the Republic of Benin, yesterday 23 October 2018. During the visit, the Chairperson met with President Patrice Talon with whom he had an extensive exchange of views on the ongoing efforts to deepen integration,…

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Communique on the address of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission to the Pan-African Parliament and his visit to Namibia

The visit will provide an opportunity to discuss various aspects of the African Union agenda

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, will address the Pan African Parliament tomorrow, 7 May 2018, in Midrand, South Africa, during the opening ceremony of its 6th legislature. The Chairperson will outline the priorities of the Union and provide an update on ongoing efforts with regard…

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African Union’s support to the Somali Transition Plan and the upcoming AU-UN Joint Review of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

The Commissioner for Peace and Security - Amb. Smail Chergui and the Prime Minister agreed that AMISOM should continue engaging and contributing to political processes in Somalia

The Commissioner for Peace and Security - Amb. Smail Chergui and the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia – H.E. Hassan Ali Khayre exchanged views on AU’s support to the Somali Transition Plan and the upcoming AU-UN Joint Review of AMISOM. During the discussion, Amb. Smail Chergui made reference to the…