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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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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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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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2017 New Year Message of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission (AUC)

The year 2016 has been particularly fruitful for the African Union Commission as it continues to work hard at the implementation of the first 10-year plan of Africa’s Agenda 2063.  We very pleased to see AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities intensify Agenda 2063 domestication. Certainly, a lot more…

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2nd Africa Mining Summit (AMSII):Commissioner Acyl calls for Shared Benefits from Mineral Resources between Member States and Private Sector in Africa

The objective of the Summit was to enable delegates to establish valuable connections and relationship in a relaxed and professional environment

The 2nd Africa Mining Summit came to a close today in Dar es Salam. The Africa Mining Summit was comprised of a two-day conference including extensive presentations and panel discussions on all aspects related to the continent’s ongoing mining and mineral resource development efforts, an exhibition, a matchmaking 1-2-1 sessions,…

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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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Statement of the AUC Chairperson, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on the occasion of the Launch of the African Union Campaign to Restore the Dignity of Women and to Ensure Accountability in South Sudan

Statement attributable to AUC Chairperson, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Three years ago, the AU Heads of State and Government committed to silencing the guns by 2020. In August 2015, the Peace Agreement signed in South Sudan gave hope that peace would be possible for the people of South Sudan. This hope…

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African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security received in Juba by President Salva Kiir Mayardit

The President and the Commissioner held extensive discussions on the situation in South Sudan

The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, undertook an official visit to Juba, South Sudan, on 10 October 2016, during which he was received by the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit. The President and the Commissioner held extensive discussions…