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Chairperson welcomes the recent positive developments in Guinea-Bissau

The Chairperson reiterates AU’s deep appreciation to the ECOWAS for its relentless efforts to find a lasting solution to the current challenges facing Guinea-Bissau

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the recent positive developments in Guinea-Bissau, in particular, the appointment of the new consensual Prime-Minister, Mr Aristides Gomes and the inclusive Government and commends the Bissau-Guinean actors for adhering to the 2016 Conakry Agreement. These…

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Consideration of new applications for ECOSOCC General Assembly by the Credential Committee: Eleven qualified candidates join the General Assembly

The meeting took place ahead of the General Assembly scheduled for March 2017

The Credential Committee (CC) of the Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) met in Hilton Ramses, Cairo, Egypt from 17-19 December 2016 to examine and appraise the applications submitted by the African civil organizations members of the 2nd ECOSOCC General Assembly. The meeting was chaired by the Head of the…

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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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AU Chairperson welcomes Start of Guinea-Bissau Dialogue in Guinea

The Chairperson commends President Alpha Condé for leading regional efforts to bring to an end the current impasse among the Guinea Bissau stakeholders

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma welcomes the start of the Guinea Bissau dialogue in Conakry, under the ECOWAS Mediator H.E. Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea. The Chairperson commends President Alpha Condé for leading regional efforts to bring to an end the…

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AUC Chairperson redeploys African Union Short-Term Observers (STOs) for the 2016 Presidential Election in Cape Verde

The African Union Electoral Observation Mission (AUEOM) will be led by H.E. SE Manuel Serio Nhamajo, former President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of the African Union Short-Term Observation (STO) Mission to the Presidential Election in the Republic of Cape Verde scheduled for 2 October 2016. The STOs are expected in Praia, Cape Verde, on 24 September 2016…

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Africa Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Report Calls Strict Preventive Measures Before, During and After Travel to Rio-De Janeiro-2016 Olympic to Reduce the Risk of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Importation

This pressing threat is currently pending over the continent as ZIKV has started circulating in Cabo Verde and Guinea- Bissau

The 2016 Olympics and Paralympics will take place from 5-21 August and 7-18 September 2016 in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, as much as half a million people are expected to attend the event all over the world. The ZIKV outbreak in Brazil, poses a threat of potential importation to the…

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Communiqué of the 586th meeting of the PSC on the situation in Guinea-Bissau

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 586th meeting held on 31 March 2016, adopted the following decision on its field mission to Guinea-Bissau, undertaken from 16 to 21 March 2016: Council, 1. Expresses its gratitude to the Government and people of Guinea-Bissau for the warm welcome…

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Chairperson of the AU Commission Deeply Concerned over the Situation in Guinea-Bissau

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is following closely the developments in Guinea-Bissau. She expresses her deep concern about the implications of the decision taken by the President of the Republic on 12 May 2016, to dismiss the Government. The Chairperson reiterates that only a…

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African Union observer mission to the legislative elections of 20 March 2016 in the Republic of Cabo Verde

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

I. INTRODUCTION According to the relevant provisions of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and the Guidelines for African Union Electoral Observations and Monitoring Missions of 2002, the President of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E.Dr. NkosazanaDlamini-Zuma, sent an observation mission to the parliamentary elections of 20 March…