Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenFriday 24 March 2017 Friday 24 March 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 African Union led high-level consultation on the future of AMISOM and support to security sector institutions and reform in Somalia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-led-high-level-consultation-on-the-future-of-amisom-and-support-to-security-sector-institutions-and-reform-in-somaliaOn March 23, 2017, the African Union Commission, under the leadership of the Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, convened a high-level consultation on the future of AMISOM and support to security sector institutions and reform in Somalia. Senior representatives of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, European Union, United Nations, and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States were present. The consultation formed part of the consultative work ahead of the London Conference, scheduled for May 2017. It sought to exchange views and garner political consensus on the critical security and security-building tasks in the coming period, identification of responsibilities for priority tasks, and options for appropriate funding. 

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2017-03-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-led-high-level-consultation-on-the-future-of-amisom-and-support-to-security-sector-institutions-and-reform-in-somalia
<![CDATA[The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Maiduguri, London and Sinai ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attacks-in-maiduguri-london-and-sinaiAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – 23 March 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is appalled by the terrorist attacks that took place in the early hours of Wednesday 22 March 2017 at an internally displaced persons camp in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, which killed several people and injured many others.

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2017-03-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attacks-in-maiduguri-london-and-sinai
<![CDATA[Report of the workshop on the ten years of the African Union Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy Implementation: A Reflection on progress, Opportunities and Challenges]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/report-of-the-workshop-on-the-ten-years-of-the-african-union-post-conflict-reconstruction-and-development-policy-implementation-a-reflection-on-progressReport of the workshop on the 10 years of the AU Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy Implementation: A Reflection on progress, Opportunities and Challenges, 19-21 October 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2017-03-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/report-of-the-workshop-on-the-ten-years-of-the-african-union-post-conflict-reconstruction-and-development-policy-implementation-a-reflection-on-progress
<![CDATA[Opening remarks by Dr Tarek A. Sharif, Head of the Defense and Security Division: AU-Germany project on enhanced small arms and light weapons control and physical security and stockpile management in the greater Sahel region donor coordination meeting ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-remarks-by-dr-tarek-a-sharif-head-of-the-defense-and-security-division-au-germany-project-on-enhanced-small-arms-and-light-weapons-control-and-physical-security-and-stockpile-management-in-the-greater-sahel-region-donor-coordination-meetingAmbassador Susanne Baumann, Deputy Federal Commissioner for Disarmament, German Federal Foreign Office,

 

Excellencies, representatives of the donor community, regional organizations and specialized agencies,

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

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2017-03-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-remarks-by-dr-tarek-a-sharif-head-of-the-defense-and-security-division-au-germany-project-on-enhanced-small-arms-and-light-weapons-control-and-physical-security-and-stockpile-management-in-the-greater-sahel-region-donor-coordination-meeting
<![CDATA[The 669th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on Early Warning and the State of Peace and Security in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-669th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-early-warning-and-the-state-of-peace-and-security-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 669th meeting held on 21 March 2017, received a briefing on Early Warning and the State of Peace and Security in Africa and adopted the following decision:

 

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2017-03-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-669th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-early-warning-and-the-state-of-peace-and-security-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communique of the 668th meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) on the situation in Western Sahara]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-668th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-au-on-the-situation-in-western-saharaThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 668th meeting held on 20 March 2017, adopted the following decision on the situation in Western Sahara:



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2017-03-20 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-668th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-au-on-the-situation-in-western-sahara
<![CDATA[African Union Commission Chairperson pays first official visit to Somalia: Calls for greater solidarity with Somalia in addressing the Humanitarian Crisis]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-commission-chairperson-pays-first-official-visit-to-somalia-calls-for-greater-solidarity-with-somalia-in-addressing-the-humanitarian-crisisAddis Ababa, 18 March 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, travelled to Mogadishu, Somalia on his first official visit, four days after taking up his new position as the head of the African Union Commission. This visit to Somalia demonstrates his commitment and the determination of the African Union towards the restoration of peace and security in the country.

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2017-03-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-commission-chairperson-pays-first-official-visit-to-somalia-calls-for-greater-solidarity-with-somalia-in-addressing-the-humanitarian-crisis
<![CDATA[Communique of the 667th meeting of the PSC on the situation in South Sudan ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-667th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-south-sudanThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 667th meeting held on 17 March 2017, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan:

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2017-03-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-667th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-south-sudan
<![CDATA[African Union Commission Chairperson calls for greater solidarity with African countries affected by the current drought and famine]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-commission-chairperson-calls-for-greater-solidarity-with-african-countries-affected-by-the-current-drought-and-famineAddis Ababa, 16 March 2017: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is deeply concerned at the prevailing humanitarian situation in some parts of Africa, caused by the drought and famine, which is the most severe food security emergency in the world today. There are close to 12 million people in South Sudan, Somalia and North-east Nigeria that are in dire need of emergency food assistance. Famine has been declared in some parts of South Sudan. This situation has led to major displacements into neighboring countries. Lives and livelihoods have been lost. The situation in these countries is further compounded by insecurity and conflict.

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2017-03-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-commission-chairperson-calls-for-greater-solidarity-with-african-countries-affected-by-the-current-drought-and-famine
<![CDATA[AU High Representative for South Sudan, H.E. Alpha Oumar Konare, concludes six-day working visit to South Sudan ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-high-representative-for-south-sudan-h-e-alpha-oumar-konare-concludes-six-day-working-visit-to-south-sudanAddis Ababa, 14 March 2017: The African Union High Representative for South Sudan [AUHRSS], former President Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali, undertook a six-day working visit to South Sudan from 1 to 7 March 2017. The objective of the visit was to follow up on the progress of the peace process, and new opportunities that could inform and promote more refined and constructive decision-making on overall peace in the country. The visit, which was also undertaken within the framework of the joint AU, IGAD, UN Statement of 29 January 2017 on South Sudan, was to seek viewpoints on the National Dialogue Initiative announced by H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit, the challenges and the potential responses to the Dialogue, and in what ways the Dialogue could serve as a complementary tool for peace in the country.

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2017-03-14 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-high-representative-for-south-sudan-h-e-alpha-oumar-konare-concludes-six-day-working-visit-to-south-sudan
<![CDATA[Communique of the 665th meeting of the PSC on the activities of the AU Panel of the Wise for the year 2016]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-665th-psc-meeting-on-the-activities-of-the-au-panel-of-the-wise-for-the-year-2016The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 665th meeting held on 13 March 2017 in Addis Ababa, adopted the following decision on the activities of the AU Panel of the Wise for the year 2016:

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2017-03-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-665th-psc-meeting-on-the-activities-of-the-au-panel-of-the-wise-for-the-year-2016
<![CDATA[Report of the Workshop on the Ten Years of the African Union Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy Implementation]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/report-of-the-workshop-on-the-ten-years-of-the-african-union-post-conflict-reconstruction-and-development-policy-implementationReport of the Workshop on the Ten Years of the African Union Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy Implementation

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2017-03-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/report-of-the-workshop-on-the-ten-years-of-the-african-union-post-conflict-reconstruction-and-development-policy-implementation
<![CDATA[Joint Declaration by the African Union, the United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, and the European Union on the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali from the Algiers Process]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-declaration-by-the-african-union-the-united-nations-the-economic-community-of-west-african-states-and-the-european-union-on-the-implementation-of-the-agreement-on-peace-and-reconciliation-in-mali-from-the-algiers-processAddis Ababa, New York, Abuja and Brussels, 7 March 2017: The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the European Union (EU) -- in their capacity as members of the Mediation Team supporting the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers Process -- commend the parties to the Agreement for the effective launch on 28 February of the interim authorities in Kidal and on 2 March in Ménaka and Gao. They encourage the parties to complete this process and urge them to overcome the difficulties that are impeding the establishment of the interim authorities in the Taoudéni and Timbuktu regions. The AU, the UN, ECOWAS, and the EU also welcome the successful conduct by the parties of the first mixed patrol in Gao on 23 February, within the framework of the Operational Coordination Mechanism, and call on the parties to extend said mixed patrols in Kidal and Timbuktu without delay.  

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2017-03-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-declaration-by-the-african-union-the-united-nations-the-economic-community-of-west-african-states-and-the-european-union-on-the-implementation-of-the-agreement-on-peace-and-reconciliation-in-mali-from-the-algiers-process
<![CDATA[African Union Special Envoy for Western Sahara, H.E. former President Joaquim Chissano conducts consultations on Western Sahara in Geneva, Switzerland]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-special-envoy-for-western-sahara-h-e-former-president-joaquim-chissano-conducts-consultations-on-western-sahara-in-geneva-switzerlandAddis Ababa, 3 March 2017: The African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Western Sahara, H.E. former President Joaquim Alberto Chissano of Mozambique, conducted several consultations on the margins of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council that was held from 28 to 1 March 2017, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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2017-03-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-special-envoy-for-western-sahara-h-e-former-president-joaquim-chissano-conducts-consultations-on-western-sahara-in-geneva-switzerland
<![CDATA[Statement by Ambassador Smail Chergui African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security at the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Defence of the Lake Chad Basin Commission Member Countries and the Republic Benin]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-meeting-of-the-council-of-ministers-of-defence-of-the-lake-chad-basin-commission-member-countries-and-the-republic-beninHis Excellency, the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Head of Mission of the Multinational Joint Task Force

- Honourable Ministers of Defence of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic
- Commander, Multinational JointTask Force
- Ladies and Gentlemen

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2017-02-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-meeting-of-the-council-of-ministers-of-defence-of-the-lake-chad-basin-commission-member-countries-and-the-republic-benin
<![CDATA[Communique of 662nd PSC meeting on Cross-Border Movement of Peace Spoilers and Responses to the Challenge]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-662nd-psc-meeting-on-cross-border-movement-of-peace-spoilers-and-responses-to-the-challengeThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 662ndmeeting held on 24 February 2017, in Addis Ababa, adopted the following decision on Cross-Border Movement of Peace Spoilers and Responses to the Challenge:

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2017-02-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-662nd-psc-meeting-on-cross-border-movement-of-peace-spoilers-and-responses-to-the-challenge
<![CDATA[Communique of 661st PSC meeting on the theme “Protecting Children from Conflicts: Highlighting the Case of Child Soldiers in Africa”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-661st-meeting-on-on-the-theme-protecting-children-from-conflicts-highlighting-the-case-of-child-soldiers-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 661st meeting, held at the ministerial level, on 23 February 2017, adopted the following decision on the theme “Protecting Children from Conflicts: Highlighting the Case of Child Soldiers in Africa”:

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2017-02-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-661st-meeting-on-on-the-theme-protecting-children-from-conflicts-highlighting-the-case-of-child-soldiers-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communique of 661st PSC meeting on Free Movement of People and Goods and its Implications on Peace and Security in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-661st-meeting-on-free-movement-of-people-and-goods-and-its-implications-on-peace-and-security-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 661st meeting held on 23 February 2017, at the ministerial level, adopted the following decision on Free Movement of People and Goods and its Implications on Peace and Security in Africa:

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2017-02-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-661st-meeting-on-free-movement-of-people-and-goods-and-its-implications-on-peace-and-security-in-africa
<![CDATA[The AU Commission Chairperson welcomes the release of political prisoners and announces the upcoming engagement of the AUHIP]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commission-chairperson-welcomes-the-release-of-political-prisoners-and-announces-the-upcoming-engagement-of-the-auhipAddis Ababa, 22 February 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the release and commutation of sentences of political prisoners by the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North (SPLM-N).

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2017-02-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commission-chairperson-welcomes-the-release-of-political-prisoners-and-announces-the-upcoming-engagement-of-the-auhip
<![CDATA[The African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security met the Council of Ministers of the Lake Chad Basin Commission at the Headquarters of Multinational Joint Task Force and handed over AU additional support to the Multinational Joint Task Force in N’djamena, Chad]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-met-the-council-of-ministers-of-the-lake-chad-basin-commission-at-the-headquarters-of-multinational-joint-task-force-and-handed-over-au-additional-support-to-the-multinational-joint-task-force-in-n-d-1N’Djamena, 17 February 2017: The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui, accompanied by H.E Zaina Nyiramatama, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Chad, visited the Headquarters of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in N’djamena, Chad.  The Ministers of Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), who were also in N’djamena, attended the visit in the margins of the 67th Council of Ministers. Brig Gen Mahamat Moussa Djoui, the Deputy Force Commander of MNJTF on behalf of Maj Gen LO Adeosun, the Force Commander, briefed the delegation on the security situation and the progress made by the MNJTF in the fight against Boko Haram terrorist group.

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2017-02-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-met-the-council-of-ministers-of-the-lake-chad-basin-commission-at-the-headquarters-of-multinational-joint-task-force-and-handed-over-au-additional-support-to-the-multinational-joint-task-force-in-n-d-1
<![CDATA[Communique of 660th PSC meeting on the drought situation and its implication for peace and security in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-660th-psc-meeting-on-the-drought-situation-and-its-implication-for-peace-and-security-in-africaThe Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), at its 660th meeting, held on 21 February 2017, adopted the following decision on the drought situation and its implication for peace and security in Africa:

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2017-02-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-660th-psc-meeting-on-the-drought-situation-and-its-implication-for-peace-and-security-in-africa
<![CDATA[Joint Statement on the Central African Republic by the Economic Community of Central African States, the African Union, the International Organization Of La Francophonie, the European Union and the United Nations]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-on-the-central-african-republic-by-the-economic-community-of-central-african-states-the-african-union-the-international-organization-of-la-francophonie-the-european-union-and-the-united-nationsLibreville, Addis Ababa, Paris, Brussels and New York, 18 February 2017: The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the African Union (AU), the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) are deeply concerned by the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), particularly in the prefectures of Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto.

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2017-02-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-on-the-central-african-republic-by-the-economic-community-of-central-african-states-the-african-union-the-international-organization-of-la-francophonie-the-european-union-and-the-united-nations
<![CDATA[Chairperson of AU Commission expresses deep concern over the recent fighting in South Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/chairperson-of-au-commission-expresses-deep-concern-over-the-recent-fighting-in-south-sudanAddis Ababa, 18 February 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosozana Dlamimi-Zuma, has expressed deep concern over the deterioration of the security situation in the Republic of South Sudan in recent weeks, and the impact on the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan of 2015.

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2017-02-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/chairperson-of-au-commission-expresses-deep-concern-over-the-recent-fighting-in-south-sudan
<![CDATA[Joint statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union and the International Organization of La Francophonie]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-on-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-by-the-african-union-the-united-nations-the-european-union-and-the-international-organization-of-la-francophonieAddis Ababa, New York, Brussels and Paris, 16 February 2017: The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) are increasingly concerned by the continuing impasse in the dialogue among the political stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) related to the implementation modalities of the 31 December political agreement.

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2017-02-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-on-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-by-the-african-union-the-united-nations-the-european-union-and-the-international-organization-of-la-francophonie
<![CDATA[659th meeting of the PSC on the theme: “The role of women in protecting lives in challenging security environments in Africa”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/659th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-theme-the-role-of-women-in-protecting-lives-in-challenging-security-environments-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 659th meeting held on 16 February 2017, in an open session format, in accordance with Article 8 (10) of the PSC Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the PSC, on the theme: “The role of women in protecting lives in challenging security environments in Africa”, adopted the following decision:

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2017-02-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/659th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-theme-the-role-of-women-in-protecting-lives-in-challenging-security-environments-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communique of the 658th PSC meeting on the situation in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-658th-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-guinea-bissauThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 658th meeting, held on 13 February 2017, received a briefing on the situation in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and adopted the following decision:

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2017-02-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-658th-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-guinea-bissau
<![CDATA[Opening Remarks by Dr. Tarek A.Sherif: Third Meeting of the Steering Committee of the AU-EU-RECSA Project on the fight against the Illicit Accumulation and Trafficking of Firearms in Africa – Phase II]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-remarks-by-dr-tarik-a-sherif-third-meeting-of-the-steering-committee-of-the-au-eu-recsa-project-on-the-fight-against-the-illicit-accumulation-and-trafficking-of-firearms-in-africa-phase-iiYour Excellency, Mr Theoneste Mutsindashyaka, Executive Secretary of RECSA

Distinguished Representative of the European Union, Mr. Jean-Pierre Bardoul,

Distinguished Members of the Steering Committee of the Project,

Distinguished Representatives of the United Nations and INTERPOL,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the third meeting of the Steering Committee of the joint AU-EU-RECSA project on the Fight Against the Illicit Accumulation and Trafficking of Firearms in Africa. Your presence here today demonstrates your continued commitment to meeting the objectives of the project.

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2017-02-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-remarks-by-dr-tarik-a-sherif-third-meeting-of-the-steering-committee-of-the-au-eu-recsa-project-on-the-fight-against-the-illicit-accumulation-and-trafficking-of-firearms-in-africa-phase-ii
<![CDATA[The 657th meeting of the AU PSC on the African Standby Force and its Rapid Deployment Capability (ASF-RDC) and the African Capacity for the Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-657th-meeting-of-the-au-psc-on-the-african-standby-force-and-its-rapid-deployment-capability-asf-rdc-and-the-african-capacity-for-the-immediate-response-to-crises-acircThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 657th meeting held on 9 February was briefed by the Commission on the African Standby Force and its Rapid Deployment Capability (ASF-RDC) and the African Capacity for the Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC).

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2017-02-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-657th-meeting-of-the-au-psc-on-the-african-standby-force-and-its-rapid-deployment-capability-asf-rdc-and-the-african-capacity-for-the-immediate-response-to-crises-acirc
<![CDATA[AU Commission Chairperson congratulates Somalia's President-Elect and Somalis for democratic and credible elections]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-commission-chairperson-congratulates-somalia-s-president-elect-and-somalis-for-democratic-and-credible-electionsAddis Ababa, Ethiopia - 8 February 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has congratulated the Somalia President-Elect, Mohamed Abdullahi " Farmajo", for his election as the next President of the Federal Republic of Somalia , following presidential elections held on 8 February 2017. 

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2017-02-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-commission-chairperson-congratulates-somalia-s-president-elect-and-somalis-for-democratic-and-credible-elections
<![CDATA[AU Commission Chairperson saddened by the death of Etienne Tshisekedi Wa Mulumba, leader of the Congolese UDPS Party]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-commission-chairperson-saddened-by-the-death-of-etienne-tshisekedi-wa-mulumba-leader-of-the-congolese-udps-partyAddis Ababa, 2 February 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has learnt today with deep sadness the death of Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, leader of the Congolese opposition, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress Party (UDPS) in Brussels, Belgium. 

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2017-02-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-commission-chairperson-saddened-by-the-death-of-etienne-tshisekedi-wa-mulumba-leader-of-the-congolese-udps-party