Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenSaturday 27 May 2017 Saturday 27 May 2017 5Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/images/logo-african-union-peace-and-security-by-kodjo-en.gifhttp://www.peaceau.org<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the AU Commission condemns the attack in Minya, Egypt]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-condemns-the-attack-in-minya-egyptAddis Ababa, 26 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemns in the strongest terms the attack launched by gunmen that killed at least 29 Coptic Christians and wounded more than 25 others, in the Minya province, which lies to the south of the capital, Cairo. The Chairperson is particularly saddened that this attack occurred on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan.

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2017-05-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-condemns-the-attack-in-minya-egypt
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2017-05-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/peace-mediator-newsletter-volume-1-issue-1-2016-2017
<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the AU Commission condemns the attacks in Mandera and Garissa, Kenya]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-condemns-the-attacks-in-mandera-and-garissa-kenyaAddis Ababa, 25 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the multiple attacks perpetrated by Al-Shabaab terrorists on 24 May 2017 in Mandera, and on 25 May 2017 in Garissa, Kenya, resulting in the death of several police and security officers.

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2017-05-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-condemns-the-attacks-in-mandera-and-garissa-kenya
<![CDATA[Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the occasion of the 54th Africa Day, Addis Ababa, 25 May 2017 ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/message-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-h-e-mr-moussa-faki-mahamat-on-the-occasion-of-the-54th-africa-day-addis-ababa-25-may-2017Dear Fellow Africans,

It is with honour and utmost humility that I stand before you dear African Compatriots to pay tribute to our Founding Fathers, to bow to their unwavering commitment to an upright, free, united, interdependent and fraternal Africa. On this day of 25 May 2017, we celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of our Continent from the yoke of colonialism and the unity that our Founding Fathers so dreamt about and fought for. The establishment of our Organization, on this day, 25 May in 1963, in Addis Ababa, marked a pivotal turning point in the history of our Continent.

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2017-05-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/message-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-h-e-mr-moussa-faki-mahamat-on-the-occasion-of-the-54th-africa-day-addis-ababa-25-may-2017
<![CDATA[The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, England]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-at-manchester-arena-englandAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – 23 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack at a concert attended by thousands of young fans in the northern English city of Manchester, resulting in at least 22 deaths, and leaving dozens of others injured. 

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2017-05-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-at-manchester-arena-england
<![CDATA[The African Union Condemns the Attack at Brak Al-Shati Air Base in Southern Libya ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-condemns-the-attack-at-brak-al-shati-air-base-in-southern-libyaADDIS ABABA,  20 May 2017 – The Chairperson of the AU Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, expresses his profound shock and sadness at the attack at the Brak Al-Shati air base in southern Libya killing over 140 people and wounding many more.

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2017-05-20 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-condemns-the-attack-at-brak-al-shati-air-base-in-southern-libya
<![CDATA[The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) held its 23rd meeting in Nairobi, Kenya]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-the-military-operations-coordination-committee-mocc-held-its-23rd-meeting-in-nairobi-kenyaNairobi, 19 May 2017 - The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convened its 23rd meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on 19 May 2017, which was hosted by the Kenyan Defence Forces. The Chiefs of Defence Staff (CDS) of AMISOM Troops Contributing Countries (Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda) or their designated representatives attended the meeting, chaired by the African Union (AU) Commissioner of Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui. Representative of the Somalia National Army, partner countries and organization (namely: United Kingdom, United States of America, European Union and United Nations) also participated in the meeting. 

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2017-05-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-the-military-operations-coordination-committee-mocc-held-its-23rd-meeting-in-nairobi-kenya
<![CDATA[Sudan and South Sudan conclude fourth Meeting of The Tripartite Committee on Joint Approach to the International Community on Economic Reliefs]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/sudan-and-south-sudan-conclude-fourth-meeting-of-the-tripartite-committee-on-joint-approach-to-the-international-community-on-economic-reliefsAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomed the successful conclusion, on 19 May 2017, of the fourth meeting of the Tripartite Committee of the Joint Approach to the International Community held in Addis Ababa. The Tripartite Committee was established under the Cooperation Agreement of 2012 between Sudan and South Sudan to jointly pursue debt relief, lifting of Sudanese sanctions and economic assistance to Sudan and South Sudan.

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2017-05-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/sudan-and-south-sudan-conclude-fourth-meeting-of-the-tripartite-committee-on-joint-approach-to-the-international-community-on-economic-reliefs
<![CDATA[The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security and the Chief of Defense Staff of the Somali National Army inaugurate the Somalia–African Union Joint Task Force in support of the Somalia Security Sector]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-and-the-chief-of-defense-staff-of-the-somali-national-army-inaugurate-the-somalia-african-union-joint-task-force-in-support-of-the-somalia-security-sectorNairobi, Kenya, 19 May 2017 – The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb. Smail Chergui, and the Chief of Defense Staff of the Somali National Army (SNA), General Ahmed Jimaale Geedi, launched the Joint African Union – Somalia Task Force, as agreed between the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, during his official visit to the African Union Commission Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, on 4 May 2017.

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2017-05-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-and-the-chief-of-defense-staff-of-the-somali-national-army-inaugurate-the-somalia-african-union-joint-task-force-in-support-of-the-somalia-security-sector
<![CDATA[AFRIPOL concludes its First General Assembly held in Algiers, Algeria, 14-16 May 2017 ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/afripol-concludes-its-first-general-assembly-held-in-algiers-algeria-14-16-may-2017Algiers, Algeria, 16 May 2017: The First General Assembly of the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) was held in Algiers, Algeria, from 14 to 16 May 2017. The General Assembly is the supreme technical and deliberative organ of AFRIPOL, with the responsibility to provide leadership and direction regarding police cooperation in Africa. It is composed of the Chiefs of Police from all AU Member States.

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2017-05-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/afripol-concludes-its-first-general-assembly-held-in-algiers-algeria-14-16-may-2017
<![CDATA[Joint Press Statement of AU, ECOWAS, EU and UN Assessment Mission to The Gambia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-press-statement-of-au-ecowas-eu-and-un-assessment-mission-to-the-gambiaAddis Ababa, 17 May 2017: H.E. Pierre Buyoya, former President of the Republic of Burundi and AU High Representative for Mali and the Sahel, led a delegation composed of UN/ECOWAS and EU to Banjul, where H.E. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, received them on 16 May 2017. Ms. Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje, UNDP Resident Representative/UN Resident Coordinator for The Gambia, H.E Attila Lajos, EU Ambassador to The Gambia and Dr. Cyriaque P. Agnekethom, Director for Peacekeeping and Regional Security of the ECOWAS Commission were part of this mission.

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2017-05-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-press-statement-of-au-ecowas-eu-and-un-assessment-mission-to-the-gambia
<![CDATA[AUC Chairperson holds High level Consultations on the margins of the London Conference on Somalia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-au-chairperson-holds-high-level-consultations-on-the-margins-of-the-london-conference-on-somalia

Addis Ababa, 11 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat held high level consultations on the margins of the London Conference on Somalia.

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2017-05-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-au-chairperson-holds-high-level-consultations-on-the-margins-of-the-london-conference-on-somalia
<![CDATA[Communique of the 685th PSC meeting on the renewal of the mandate of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-685th-psc-meeting-on-the-renewal-of-the-mandate-of-the-regional-cooperation-initiative-for-the-elimination-of-the-lord-s-resistance-army-rci-lraThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 685th meeting held in Addis Ababa on 12 May 2017, considered the renewal of the mandate of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) and adopted the following decision:

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1. Takes note of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Status of the Implementation of the RCI-LRA (PSC/PR/RPT. (DCLXXXV), as well as the introductory remarks of the Commissioner for Peace and Security, delivered on his behalf by the Acting Director for Peace and Security. Council also takes note of statements made by representatives of the RCI-LRA member countries, namely: the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Uganda; and Gabon, in its capacity as Chair of the Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS). Council further takes note of statements made by the representatives of the United Nations(UN), the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA);

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2017-05-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-685th-psc-meeting-on-the-renewal-of-the-mandate-of-the-regional-cooperation-initiative-for-the-elimination-of-the-lord-s-resistance-army-rci-lra
<![CDATA[Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, holds Call with United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-moussa-faki-mahamat-holds-call-with-united-states-secretary-of-state-rex-tillersonAddis Ababa, 10 May 2017: The  Chairperson  of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat received a phone call on 8 May 2017 from the United States (U.S) Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.

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2017-05-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-moussa-faki-mahamat-holds-call-with-united-states-secretary-of-state-rex-tillerson
<![CDATA[Communique of the 683rd meeting of the PSC on its Field Mission to the Federal Republic of Somalia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-683rd-meeting-of-the-psc-on-its-field-mission-to-the-federal-republic-of-somaliaThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 683rd meeting held on 26 April 2017, considered the Report of its Field Mission to the Federal Republic of Somalia that was conducted from 23 to 26 March 2017 and adopted the following decision:

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2017-05-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-683rd-meeting-of-the-psc-on-its-field-mission-to-the-federal-republic-of-somalia
<![CDATA[Communique of the 683rd meeting of the PSC on the Generic Terms of Reference for its sub-committees/subsidiary bodies ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-683rd-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-generic-terms-of-reference-for-its-sub-committees-subsidiary-bodiesCOMMUNIQUE

The Peace and Security Council (PSC/Council) of the African Union, at its 683rd meeting held on 26 April 2017, considered the Generic Terms of Reference for its sub-committees/subsidiary bodies and adopted the following decision:

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2017-05-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-683rd-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-generic-terms-of-reference-for-its-sub-committees-subsidiary-bodies
<![CDATA[Communique of the 684th meeting of the PSC on the situation in Somalia and the implementation of the mandate of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/684th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-somalia-and-the-implementation-of-the-mandate-of-the-au-mission-in-somalia-amisomCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

                The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 684th meeting held on 28 April 2017, adopted the following decision on the situation in Somalia and the implementation of the mandate of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM):

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2017-05-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/684th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-somalia-and-the-implementation-of-the-mandate-of-the-au-mission-in-somalia-amisom
<![CDATA[Chairperson of the African Union Commission receives the President of Somalia, His Excellency Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-receives-the-president-of-somalia-his-excellency-mohammed-abdullahi-mohamedAddis Ababa, Thursday, 4 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), His Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomed the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, His Excellency, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to the African Union Commission Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This meeting was preceded by an earlier visit to Mogadishu by His Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat on 18 March 2017, following his inauguration as the Chairperson of the AUC. The official visit by the President of Somalia presented an opportunity to renew the strong partnership that has been forged between the African Union and the Federal Government of Somalia in the political, security and humanitarian areas, and in the overall promotion of peace, stability and reconciliation in Somalia.

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2017-05-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-receives-the-president-of-somalia-his-excellency-mohammed-abdullahi-mohamed
<![CDATA[Press Release: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission calls on South Sudan warring parties to desist from escalating violence]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-calls-on-south-sudan-warring-parties-to-desist-from-escalating-violenceApril 30, 2017, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, wishes to express his deep concern over the increasing military clashes in South Sudan, especially in the restive Upper Nile region. The Chairperson calls on the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition and other armed movements in South Sudan to immediately desist from fighting, which continues to negatively impact on the security,  safety and life of civilians in the country.   

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2017-04-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-calls-on-south-sudan-warring-parties-to-desist-from-escalating-violence
<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the African Union Commission welcomes the UN Security Council Resolution on Western Sahara ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-welcomes-the-un-security-council-resolution-on-western-saharaAddis Ababa, 29 April 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomed the unanimous adoption by the Members of the UN Security Council of the resolution 2351 (2017), which extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2018.

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2017-04-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-welcomes-the-un-security-council-resolution-on-western-sahara
<![CDATA[4th African Logistics Forum (ALF) concludes with strong commitment to strengthen Logistics for crisis response operations across Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/4th-african-logistics-forum-alf-concludes-with-strong-commitment-to-strengthen-logistics-for-crisis-response-operations-across-africaAddis Ababa, 28 April 2017:  In its efforts to provide effective and efficient administrative and logistics support to the African Standby Force (ASF), and crisis response operations across Africa, the Commission of the African Union (AU), in partnership with the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) and the U.S. Africa Center for Strategic Studies, concluded the fourth African Logistics Forum (ALF), at the AU Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The three-day Forum which was held from 25-27 April 2017, created an opportunity to discuss and exchange views on the relationship between the AU Continental Logistics Base (CLB) located in Douala, Cameroun and the five Regional Logistics Depots (RLDs) located in the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms (RMs).  The state of readiness of the CLB and the RLDs was reviewed to ensure they are coordinated and integrated in the provision of support to the ASF. 

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2017-04-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/4th-african-logistics-forum-alf-concludes-with-strong-commitment-to-strengthen-logistics-for-crisis-response-operations-across-africa
<![CDATA[OPCW and African Union Mark 20 Years of Working Together for a World Free of Chemical Weapons ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opcw-and-african-union-mark-20-years-of-working-together-for-a-world-free-of-chemical-weaponsTHE HAGUE, Netherlands / ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — 28 April 2017—The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) marks its 20th Anniversary on 29 April 2017. A solemn Commemorative Ceremony was held in The Hague on 26 April to observe this milestone, with broad representation from African Union (AU) Member States.

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2017-04-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opcw-and-african-union-mark-20-years-of-working-together-for-a-world-free-of-chemical-weapons
<![CDATA[Statement of H.E Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, at the Opening of the Africa Logistics Forum 2017 ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-h-e-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-opening-of-the-africa-logistics-forum-2017-        General Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commander United States Africa Command,

-         Ambassador Leonard, Head of the United States Mission to the African Union,

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-        Distinguished participants,

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On behalf of H.E Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and on my own behalf, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Government of the United States of America for its continuous support to hold the Africa Logistics Forum 2017 in line with the Memorandum of Understanding between the African Union and the Government of the United States of America. 

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2017-04-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-h-e-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-opening-of-the-africa-logistics-forum-2017
<![CDATA[The 682nd meeting of the AU PSC at Ministerial level on Maritime Security and Safety and Peace, Security and Development of the Blue Economy, “After Lomé”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-682nd-meeting-of-the-au-psc-at-ministerial-level-on-maritime-security-and-safety-peace-security-and-development-of-the-blue-economy-after-lomeThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 682nd meeting, held at ministerial level, on 25 April 2017, adopted the following decision on Maritime Security and Safety and Peace, Security and Development of the Blue Economy, “After Lomé”:

 

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2017-04-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-682nd-meeting-of-the-au-psc-at-ministerial-level-on-maritime-security-and-safety-peace-security-and-development-of-the-blue-economy-after-lome
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 680th PSC meeting on the Operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram terrorist group]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-680th-psc-meeting-of-mnjtfPRESS STATEMENT


The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 680th meeting held on 18 April 2017, was briefed by the AU Commission and by the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) on the Operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram terrorist group. Council also took note of the statements made by the representatives of Ethiopia (in its capacity as an African Member of the United Nations Security Council (A3)), Liberia (in its capacity as the Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the European Union and the United Nations. 

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2017-04-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-680th-psc-meeting-of-mnjtf
<![CDATA[AUC holds 1st Consultative and Coordination Meeting of AMISOM Police Contributing Countries]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/auc-holds-1st-consultative-and-coordination-meeting-of-amisom-police-contributing-countriesAddis Ababa, 20 April 2017: As part of ongoing concerted efforts to facilitate the growth and development of African Union police and policing for Peace Support Operations (PSOs), the Commission of the African Union (AU), in partnership with the GIZ African Union Office (GIZAUO), held the First Consultative and Coordination Meeting of Police Contributing Countries (PCCs), to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), on 11 April 2017, at the AU Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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2017-04-20 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/auc-holds-1st-consultative-and-coordination-meeting-of-amisom-police-contributing-countries
<![CDATA[Communique of the 679th PSC Meeting on the draft Strategic Concept of Operations (CONOPs) of the Joint Force of the G5 Sahel]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-679th-psc-meeting-on-the-draft-strategic-concept-of-operations-conops-of-the-joint-force-of-the-g5-sahelThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 679th meeting held on 13 April 2017, adopted the following decision on the draft Strategic Concept of Operations (CONOPs) of the Joint Force of the G5 Sahel:

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2017-04-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-679th-psc-meeting-on-the-draft-strategic-concept-of-operations-conops-of-the-joint-force-of-the-g5-sahel
<![CDATA[Reaffirmation of the Lake Tanganyika Boundary]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-reaffirmation-of-the-lake-tanganyika-boundaryAddis Ababa, 12 April 2017: The African Union Commission (AUC) convened a Joint Technical meeting of the Lake Tanganyika riparian Member states; namely the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia from 10-12 April 2017. The objective of the meeting was to agree on the methodology that would culminate in the reaffirmation of the international boundaries in Lake Tanganyika. The invitation was also extended to the Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Mozambique to share their experiences in the delimitation of their boundary in Lake Malawi/Lake Nyassa.

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2017-04-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-reaffirmation-of-the-lake-tanganyika-boundary
<![CDATA[Communique of the 678th PSC Meeting on Preventing ideology of genocide in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-678th-psc-meeting-on-preventing-ideology-of-genocide-in-africa The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 678th meeting held on 11 April 2017, received a briefing on the prevention of hate crimes and the ideology of genocide in Africa and adopted the following decision:

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2017-04-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-678th-psc-meeting-on-preventing-ideology-of-genocide-in-africa
<![CDATA[The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Egypt, Somalia and Mali]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attacks-in-egypt-somalia-and-maliAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – 10 April 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the attacks targeting Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria in Egypt, which happened on 9 April 2017, resulting in the death of dozens of worshippers and many injured. 

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2017-04-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attacks-in-egypt-somalia-and-mali