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Friday 21 February 2014
Speech by Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security during the meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Central African Republic
See more at: http://www.peaceau.org/fr/article/allocution-de-l-ambassadeur-sma-l-chergui-commissaire-de-l-ua-a-la-paix-et-a-la-securite-lors-de-la-reunion-du-conseil-de-securite-des-nations-unies-sur-la-situation-en-republique-centrafricaine#sthash.gDWiBV5U.dpuf

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Friday 21 February 2014
AMISOM condemns attack on Villa Somalia
Mogadishu, February 21st 2014 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has condemned the cowardly attack on Villa Somalia today.

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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Press statement of the 420th meeting of the PSC on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 420th meeting held on 18 February 2014, in Addis Ababa, devoted a session to a consultation with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), in its capacity as an Organ of the AU.

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Wednesday 19 February 2014
3rd ministerial meeting on the enhancement of security cooperation and the operationalisation of the APSA in the sahelo-saharan region, Niamey, 19 february 2014
CONCLUSIONS 1. The 3rd ministerial meeting of the countries on the Enhancement of Security Cooperation and the Operationalization of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) in the Sahelo-Saharan region was held in Niamey, Niger, on 19 February 2014, within the framework of the Nouakchott Process, initiated by the African Union (AU), in March 2013. The meeting was held in follow up to the ministerial meetings held in Nouakchott and Ndjamena on 17 March and 11 September 2013, respectively, and took place on the heels of the 4th meeting of the Heads of Intelligence and Security Services held in Niamey on 17 February 2014.

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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Second progress report of the commission on the implementation of the conclusions of the ministerial meeting held on 17 mars 2013 and prospects for the enhancement of the Nouakchott process
I. INTRODUCTION1. The first ministerial meeting on the Enhancement of Security Cooperation and the Operationalisation of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) in the Sahelo-Saharan region, held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 17 March 2013, agreed on a series of measures to address the security challenges faced by the region. It was particularly agreed that the appropriate Ministers would meet at least once every six months, while the Heads of Intelligence and Security Services would meet once every two months. The Conclusions of the Ministerial meeting of Nouakchott are attached as Annex. The Second Ministerial meeting was held in N'Djamena, on 11 September 2013. The Heads of Intelligence and Security Services met three times in between the two Ministerial meetings.2. This report first presents a general overview of the situation in the region, before taking stock of the implementation of the Nouakchott Process. It concludes with Observations on the way forward.

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Tuesday 18 February 2014
Operational conclusions: Fourth meeting of the heads of intelligence and security services of the countries of the Sahelo-Saharan region
17 FEBRUARY 2014, NIAMEY, NIGER OPERATIONAL CONCLUSIONS 1 The 4th meeting of the Heads of Intelligence and Security Services of the countries of the Sahelo-Saharan region was held in Niamey, Niger, on 17 February 2014. The following countries participated in the meeting: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. In addition to the Commission of the African Union (AU), the AU Mission for Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL), the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), the Committee of the Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA), the Fusion and Liaison Unit (UFL), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Community of the Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), as well as the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) and the UN Multidimensional Integrated Mission for Stabilization in Mali (MINUSMA), also participated in the meeting.

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