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The African Union strongly condemns the assassination of Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, Senior Security Advisor to the Vice President of Burundi and former Deputy Force Commander of MISCA and MINUSCA

ImageAddis Ababa, 26 April 2016: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, strongly condemns the assassination on 25 April 2016 in Bujumbura, Burundi, of Brigadier General

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Statement by Dr. Tarek A. Sharif, Head Defence and Security Division Peace and Security Department at the consultative meeting on the start-up of AFRIPOL

Image Major-General Abdelghani Hamel, Director General of the Algerian National Security, Distinguished Representative of INTERPOL, Distinguished Representative of ASEANAPOL, Distinguished Representative of

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Meeting of the Steering Committee of the AU-EU-RECSA project on the fight against the Illicit Accumulation and Trafficking of Firearms in Africa: Opening Remarks by Dr Tarek A. Sharif,Head, DSD

ImageYour Excellency, Mr Theoneste Mutsindashyaka, Executive Secretary of RECSA Distinguished Representative of the European Union, Mr. ROMANO Giorgio, Distinguished Members of the Steering Committee of the

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African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Receives New AU Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

ImageAddis Ababa, 23 April 2016: The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, today, at the AU Headquarters, received Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd.) Larry Gbevlo-Larty, the

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African Union, Kofi Annan Foundation, and ICTJ Convene High-Level Discussion in Addis Ababa on Truth Commissions and Peace Processes

ImageADDIS ABABA, April 18, 2016—Today, the African Union, in partnership with the Kofi Annan Foundation and the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), opened a high-level conference at

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AU chairperson condemns attack by South Sudanese gunmen in the Gambela region of Ethiopia

ImageAddis Ababa, 17 April 2016: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, condemns in the strongest terms the criminal attack carried out by South Sudanese armed

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Commissioner for Peace and Security Holds Discussions with Swiss Authorities in Bern Switzerland

ImageBerne, 13 April 2016: The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui undertook a working visit to Switzerland on 11 April 2016. During the visit, he held discussions with the Secretary

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Statement by Ambassador Tete Antonio Permanent Representative of the African Union to the UN: United Nations Security Council open debate on countering Terrorism, in connection with the Agenda Item “Threats to International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts”

ImageMr. President, Allow me first of all to congratulate you upon your assumption of the Security Council’s presidency for this month and thank you for convening this important and very timely debate.

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590th PSC meeting decision on the situation of refugees in the Dadaab Refugee camps in Kenya

ImageThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 590th meeting, held on 14 April 2016, adopted the following decision on the situation of Dadaab Refugee camps in Kenya: Council, 1. Takes

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