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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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Press Release on African Union Training Workshop on Electoral Boundaries Delimitation for Somalia

The capacity building training workshop is conducted at a crucial moment when Somali stakeholders are engaged in constitutional-making process and development of the legal framework for the general elections

The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has organized a training workshop on electoral boundaries delimitation for the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) from 23 to 25 April 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The multi-stakeholder training…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Syria

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Syria: The African Union is following with concern the ongoing developments regarding Syria. The African Union strongly condemns any use of chemical and other weapons prohibited under international law. The African Union, which is strongly committed to multilateralism, underlines that…

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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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Joint Declaration by the African Union, the United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, and the European Union on the Implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali from the Algiers Process

The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the European Union (EU) -- in their capacity as members of the Mediation Team supporting the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers Process -- commend…

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The Operationalization of The Livingstone Formula: A bold Step towards Peace in Africa

The forum on the Operationalization of the Livingstone Formula is an essential part of finding workable solutions to ensure peace on the continent and silencing the guns attained even way before 2020

The ECOSOCC’s Peace & Security Council has officially rolled out the Civil Society Forum for the Operationalization of the Livingstone Formula in Lusaka, Zambia. The Operationalization of the Livingstone Formula is a consultative meeting that has drawn more than forty participants of various civil society organizations from the five regions…

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Egypt to host 7th AU High-Level Retreat of Special Envoys and Mediators on the theme: “Mediation Practices and Contemporary Wars”

This thematic focus is based on the observation that Africa’s, and indeed the global, conflict landscape is increasingly complex, evidencing a multiplicity of conflict types, actors and dynamics, as well as hybridity of motives, with political motives often dressed-up in extremist religious ideologies driven by violent identity-based factionalisms and transnational criminal agendas

The African Union (AU) will convene its 7th Annual High-Level Retreat of Special Envoys and Mediators on the Promotion of Peace, Security and Stability in Africa, in Egypt on 26-27 October 2016. The Theme of this year’s Retreat, “Mediation Practices and Contemporary Wars,” will offer participants an opportunity to reflect and exchange views…

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The African Union Deploys an All-Woman Election Observation Mission to the 8-10 September 2016 Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Seychelles

The African Union launched its election observation mission in Victoria, Seychelles on 04 September 2016 with the deployment of 26 short-term observers (STOs) drawn from 21 African countries

Following the receipt of an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Seychelles, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, approved the deployment of an All-Woman African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to observe the Parliamentary Elections scheduled to be held on 8-10…

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Statement by Chairperson of the Commission on the signing of the Sudan Roadmap Agreement

The Chairperson urges the Parties to sustain the momentum of the signing of the Roadmap by ensuring rapid progress in the negotiations that will now resume in Addis Ababa on a cessation of hostilities and much-needed humanitarian access for the Two Areas and Darfur

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the signing by the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army–Minni Minawi (SLM/A-MM), the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North (SPLM-N), and the National Umma Party (NUP) of the Roadmap Agreement developed in March 2016…

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Continental Consultation on Drug Demand Reduction opens in Cape Town

The focus of the consultation is to review where we are at with improving access to comprehensive, evidence-informed, ethical and human rights based drug use prevention, dependence, treatment and aftercare services

The Director of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC),  Amb. Olawale Maiyegun, presided over the opening ceremony of the Technical Consultation on drug demand reduction which kicked off on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 in Cape Town in the presence of representatives of partner organisations in the area of…