Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenFriday 24 May 2019 Friday 24 May 2019 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[MEDIA ADVISORY: Official Inauguration Ceremony of the African Union (AU) Memorial Wall in Honour of Our Heroes and Heroines ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/media-advisory-official-inauguration-ceremony-of-the-african-union-au-memorial-wall-in-honour-of-our-heroes-and-heroinesRepresentatives of the media accredited to the African Union in Addis Ababa are invited to cover the Inauguration Ceremony of the African Union (AU) Memorial Wall in Honour of Our Heroes and Heroines who paid the ultimate price in AU Peace Support Missions.

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2019-05-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/media-advisory-official-inauguration-ceremony-of-the-african-union-au-memorial-wall-in-honour-of-our-heroes-and-heroines
<![CDATA[THE AU-UN STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE LOOTING OF THE UNAMID CAMP AND REITERATES COMMITMEMT TO THE DDPD PROCESS ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-un-strongly-condemns-the-looting-of-the-unamid-camp-and-reiterates-commitmemt-to-the-ddpd-process17 May 2019: The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) wish to express strong condemnation of the attack and looting of United Nations African Union Hybrid Operation In Darfur (UNAMID) in El Geneina. The AU and UN are extremely concerned by such unprovoked attacks on UNAMID, which has diligently and resolutely provided security to the people of Darfur since 2007.

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2019-05-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-un-strongly-condemns-the-looting-of-the-unamid-camp-and-reiterates-commitmemt-to-the-ddpd-process
<![CDATA[AUC Chairperson commends the Sudanese stakeholder for the progress being made toward reaching a political agreement]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/auc-chairperson-commends-the-sudanese-stakeholder-for-the-progress-being-made-toward-reaching-a-political-agreementAddis Abeba, 15 May 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat wishes to commend the Sudanese stakeholders for the progress being made towards reaching an agreement for a political transition in Sudan.

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2019-05-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/auc-chairperson-commends-the-sudanese-stakeholder-for-the-progress-being-made-toward-reaching-a-political-agreement
<![CDATA[The AUC Chairperson congratulates South Africa on the successful election of 8 May 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-auc-chairperson-congratulates-south-africa-on-the-successful-election-of-8-may-2018Addis Ababa, 14 May 2019: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the successful conduct of the National and Provincial Elections in the Republic of South Africa on 8 May 2019. He particularly congratulates the people of South Africa who have demonstrated their commitment to democracy, peace and stability.

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2019-05-14 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-auc-chairperson-congratulates-south-africa-on-the-successful-election-of-8-may-2018
<![CDATA[The 848th meeting of the AUPSC on the 5th AU-United Nations (UN) Joint Review of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-848th-meeting-of-the-aupsc-on-the-5th-au-united-nations-un-joint-review-of-the-au-mission-in-somalia-amisomAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 848th meeting held on 9 May 2019 on the Report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on the 5th AU-United Nations (UN) Joint Review of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and renewal of the mandate of AMISOM

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2019-05-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-848th-meeting-of-the-aupsc-on-the-5th-au-united-nations-un-joint-review-of-the-au-mission-in-somalia-amisom
<![CDATA[The 848th meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the AU on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-848th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-au-on-the-situation-in-the-central-african-republic-carAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 848th meeting held on 9 May 2019 on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR)

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2019-05-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-848th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-au-on-the-situation-in-the-central-african-republic-car
<![CDATA[Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Parliamentary Elections of 28 April 2019 in the Republic of Benin]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-parliamentary-elections-of-28-april-2019-in-the-republic-of-beninAddis Ababa, 2 May 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes note of the preliminary findings of the AU Mission that observed the Parliamentary Elections of 28 April 2019 in Benin. The Mission noted that the elections took place in a context marked by a breakdown of consensus among the political stakeholders, thus undermining the open, inclusive and competitive nature that has traditionally characterized electoral processes in Benin.

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2019-05-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-parliamentary-elections-of-28-april-2019-in-the-republic-of-benin
<![CDATA[Communique of the 846th PSC meeting held in Tunis, Tunisia, on 30 April 2019, on the situation in The Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-846th-psc-meeting-held-in-tunis-tunisia-on-30-april-2019-on-the-situation-in-the-sudanThe Peace and Security Council,

Recalling the relevant provisions of the July 2000 AU Constitutive Act, the July 2002 Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, in particular Article 2 establishing the PSC as the standing decision-making organ for the prevention, management and resolution of conflict in Africa, and the January 2007 African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance;

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2019-04-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-846th-psc-meeting-held-in-tunis-tunisia-on-30-april-2019-on-the-situation-in-the-sudan
<![CDATA[Communique of the 845th PSC meeting on Organized Transnational Crime, Peace and Security in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-845th-psc-meeting-on-organized-transnational-crime-peace-and-security-in-africaAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 845th meeting held on 25 April 2019 on Organized Transnational Crime, Peace and Security in Africa,

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2019-04-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-845th-psc-meeting-on-organized-transnational-crime-peace-and-security-in-africa
<![CDATA[Launch of the AU Physical Security and Stockpile Management project database for the Sahel Region ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/launch-of-the-au-physical-security-and-stockpile-management-project-database-for-the-sahel-region24 April 2019: The African Union Defence and Security Division of the Peace and Security Department, in Partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office and Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC), have launched a new Database (www.pssm.peaceau.org) to support Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in the Sahel Region.

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2019-04-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/launch-of-the-au-physical-security-and-stockpile-management-project-database-for-the-sahel-region
<![CDATA[The 844th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the situation in Libya ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-844th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-libyaAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 844th meeting held on 24 April 2019 on the Situation in Libya, 

The Peace and Security Council,  

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2019-04-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-844th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-libya
<![CDATA[The 844th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Progress Report on Security Sector Reform in The Gambia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-844th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-progress-report-on-security-sector-reform-in-the-gambiaAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 844th meeting held on 24 April 2019 on the Progress Report on Security Sector Reform in The Gambia, 

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2019-04-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-844th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-progress-report-on-security-sector-reform-in-the-gambia
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 841th PSC meeting on the theme: “Children Affected by Armed Conflicts in Africa”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-841th-psc-meeting-on-the-theme-children-affected-by-armed-conflicts-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), held its 841stmeeting on 16 April 2019, which was dedicated to an open session on the theme: “Children Affected by Armed Conflicts in Africa”.

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2019-04-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-841th-psc-meeting-on-the-theme-children-affected-by-armed-conflicts-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 840th meeting of the PSC on the situation in Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-840th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-sudan                                               

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 840th meeting held on 15 April 2019 on the situation in Sudan,

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2019-04-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-840th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-sudan
<![CDATA[Joint AU, IGAD and UN Statement]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-au-igad-and-un-statement12 April 2019: The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Commissioner, Ambassador Smail Chergui, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy for South Sudan, Dr. Ismail Wais and the Special Representative Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) to South Sudan, Mr. David Shearer briefed AU partners in Addis Ababa on the current situation in the Republic of South Sudan.

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2019-04-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-au-igad-and-un-statement
<![CDATA[Communique of the 839th meeting of the PSC held on 9 April 2019 on the situation in Libya]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-839th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-april-2019-on-the-situation-in-libya

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2019-04-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-839th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-april-2019-on-the-situation-in-libya
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-sudanAddis Ababa, 11 April 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely monitoring the ongoing developments in Sudan, in particular the announcement of the First Vice President and Minister of Defence, Lt General Awad Ibn Auf, on the suspension of the Constitution, the dissolution of the National Assembly, the formation of a military led transitional government which will rule for two years, and the arrest of President Omar Al Bashir as well as the imposition of a state of emergency for three months.

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2019-04-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-sudan
<![CDATA[Communique of the 838th meeting of the AUPSC on countering terrorism and violent extremism in the Lake Chad and the Sahel regions; and renewal of mandate of the G5 Sahel Joint Force]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-838th-meeting-of-the-aupsc-on-countering-terrorism-and-violent-extremism-in-the-lake-chad-and-the-sahel-regions-and-renewal-of-mandate-of-the-g5-sahel-joint-forceAdopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 838th meeting held on 9 April 2019 on countering terrorism and violent extremism in the Lake Chad and the Sahel regions: Strengthening AU support to the MNJTF and G5 Sahel Joint Force; and consideration of the renewal of the G5 Sahel Joint Force mandate,

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2019-04-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-838th-meeting-of-the-aupsc-on-countering-terrorism-and-violent-extremism-in-the-lake-chad-and-the-sahel-regions-and-renewal-of-mandate-of-the-g5-sahel-joint-force
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the situation in Libya ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-on-the-situation-in-libyaAddis Ababa, 5 April 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is deeply concerned by the heightened tension currently prevailing in Libya. He calls on all parties to respect the lives and safety of civilians, and to resume, without delay, the inclusive political dialogue for the swift resolution of the crisis in the country.

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2019-04-05 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-on-the-situation-in-libya
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 836th meeting of the PSC, held on 3 April 2019, on the theme “Prevention of the ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-836th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-3-april-2019-on-the-theme-prevention-of-the-ideology-of-hate-genocide-and-hate-crimes-in-africaPRESS STATEMENT

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 836th meeting, held on 3 April 2019, to an Open Session on the theme “Prevention of the ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa”. 

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2019-04-05 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-836th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-3-april-2019-on-the-theme-prevention-of-the-ideology-of-hate-genocide-and-hate-crimes-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communique of the 837 PSC meeting on international disarmament, with a focus on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-1Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 837th meeting held on 4 April 2019 on international disarmament, with a focus on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW),

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2019-04-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-1
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the visit of the Chairperson of the Commission to Libya]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-to-libyaAddis Abeba, 3 April 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, concluded a two-day working visit to Libya on 1 and 2 April 2019.  He was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, and the Commissioner of Social Affairs, Mme Amiral El Fadil, as well as other senior officials of the Commission.

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2019-04-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-to-libya
<![CDATA[The AU Commission Concludes Training Workshop for Points of Contact on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for English-Speaking AU Member States ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commission-concludes-training-workshop-for-points-of-contact-on-united-nations-security-council-resolution-1540-2004-for-english-speaking-au-member-statesAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – 2 April 2019: The African Union Commission, in collaboration with the Committee established pursuant to Security Council resolution 1540 (2004), and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, held a training course for 1540 national Points of Contact from English-speaking African Union Member States, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 26 to 28 March 2019. The training course was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Union.

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2019-04-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commission-concludes-training-workshop-for-points-of-contact-on-united-nations-security-council-resolution-1540-2004-for-english-speaking-au-member-states
<![CDATA[Appointment of new AU Special Representatives for the Central African Republic and Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/appointment-of-new-au-special-representatives-for-the-central-african-republic-and-sudanAddis Abeba, 28 March 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat is pleased to announce the appointments of Ambassador Matias Bertino Matondo, an Angolan national, as the new Special Representative and Head of Office for the African Union Office in the Central African Republic, to replace Mr Bedializoun Nebié Moussa, who has been called to other functions; and Ambassador Mohamed Belaich, a Moroccan national, as the new Special Representative in Sudan. This post was vacant.

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2019-03-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/appointment-of-new-au-special-representatives-for-the-central-african-republic-and-sudan
<![CDATA[Conflict Prevention in the African Peace and Security Architecture]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/conflict-prevention-in-the-african-peace-and-security-architecturePolicy and Dialoge Notes on Conflict Prevention and Mediation

The number and frequency of African led mediation and preventive diplomacy interventions have grown in the past few years. This is reflected in increased policy development. A major challenge facing the continent is the gap between early warning and early response. Other central themes during the Reseach and Policy Dialogue on Conflict Prevention and Mediation organized by the African Union and the Folke Bernadotte Academy at the AU Headquarter in Ethiopia was inclusive and broad participation in sustainable peace processes, the mediator’s context-specific knowledge, how to facilitate flexible support for activities, sensitive border areas and how to improve coordination and division of labour between actors.

Click here for the full policy brief.

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), on 21st March 2019, followed a briefing by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular the Talks held from 18 to 20 March 2019, in Addis Ababa, between the Central African Government and armed groups.

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2019-03-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-on-the-situation-in-the-central-african-republic-car
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 834th meeting of the PSC, held on 21 March 2019, on the nexus between maritime security, safety and development of sustainable blue economy in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-834th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-21-march-2019-on-the-nexus-between-maritime-security-safety-and-development-of-sustainable-blue-economy-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 834th meeting held on 21 March 2019, discussed the nexus between maritime security, safety and development of sustainable blue economy in Africa and adopted the following decision:

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2019-03-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-834th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-21-march-2019-on-the-nexus-between-maritime-security-safety-and-development-of-sustainable-blue-economy-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the visit of the Chairperson of the Commission to Egypt]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-to-egyptAddis Ababa, 19 March 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, undertook a visit to Egypt from 16 to 17 March 2019. The purpose of the visit was to meet with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Union, to discuss key issues pertaining to the agenda of the African Union. The Chairperson also seized the opportunity to attend the Arab and Africa Youth Platform that took place in Aswan on 16 and 17 March 2019.

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2019-03-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-to-egypt
<![CDATA[The 833rd meeting of the AU PSC, Open Session on the theme “The Role of Women in Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: The Contribution of Women Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees in Africa”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-833rd-meeting-of-the-au-psc-open-session-on-the-theme-the-role-of-women-in-conflict-prevention-and-post-conflict-peacebuilding-the-contribution-of-women-refugees-internally-displaced-persons-and-returnees-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 833rd meeting, held on 19 March 2019, to an Open Session on the theme “The Role of Women in Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: The Contribution of Women Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees in Africa”.  

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2019-03-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-833rd-meeting-of-the-au-psc-open-session-on-the-theme-the-role-of-women-in-conflict-prevention-and-post-conflict-peacebuilding-the-contribution-of-women-refugees-internally-displaced-persons-and-returnees-in-africa
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the a base of the Malian army]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-a-base-of-the-malian-armyAddis Ababa, 18 March 2019: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the terrorist attack against a base of the Malian army in the village of Dioura, in the Mopti region, in the centre of the country, on the night of 16 to 17 March 2019, resulting in the deaths of many soldiers.

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2019-03-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-a-base-of-the-malian-army