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Saturday 11 January 2014
Remarks by Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, at the Extraordinary Summit of the ECCAS, N'Djamena, 9 January 2014
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Saturday 11 January 2014
Final Communique of the 6th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), N'Djamena, 9 and 10 January 2014
For the french version of the Communique: click here


Friday 10 January 2014
African Defense, Safety and Security Experts begin meeting in Addis Ababa
Within the framework of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and in preparation for the 10th Meeting of African Chiefs of Defense Staff and Heads of Safety and Security Services, on 12 January 2014, and the 7th Ministerial Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety and Security (STCDSS), on 14 January 2014, a two-day meeting of Experts on Defense, Safety and Security started at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa today, 10 January 2014. The meeting was opened by the AU Director for Peace and Security, El-Ghassim Wane, who emphasized the urgent need for Africa to enhance its capacity to respond to crises. Participants observed a minute of silence in honor of late President Nelson Mandela and all African soldiers and security forces who have fallen in the line of duty in peacekeeping missions across the continent.


Thursday 09 January 2014
AU Special Representative pays a courtesy call on new Somalia PM, promises AMISOM support
Mogadishu- January 9th, 2014 ; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif today paid a courtesy call on the new Somalia Prime Minister H.E. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed to congratulate him on his recent appointment and pledge AMISOM support to his new government.


Monday 06 January 2014
Statement by Ambassador Antonio Tete, African Union Permanent Observer to the United Nations, on the situation in the Central African Republic
Click here for the French Version of the Speech


Saturday 04 January 2014
The African Union Welcomes the Opening of Talks on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan
Addis Ababa, 4 January 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the beginning of talks between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and a delegation representing former Vice-President Riek Machar, today, in Addis Ababa. These talks, which had been called for by the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC), notably at its Banjul meeting of 30 December 2013, as well as by the Summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) held in Nairobi, on 27 December 2013, come not a moment too soon.


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