Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenFriday 27 April 2018 Friday 27 April 2018 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[Opening speech by H.E. Amb. SmaÏl Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security during the High Level Seminar: Sustaining Peace African Women Mediators in focus ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-speech-by-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-during-the-high-level-seminar-sustaining-peace-african-women-mediators-in-focusHigh Level Seminar:

 

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Opening speech by H.E. Amb. SmaÏl Chergui

Commissioner for Peace and Security

 

 

New York, 25 April 2018

 

Your Majesty Queen of Belgium,

Your Excellency Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Didier Reynders 

Your Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Mme Margot Wallström

Your Excellency Mme Catherine Samba Panza, co-chair of FemWise-Africa

Your Excellencies

Ladies and Gentlemen,

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2018-04-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-speech-by-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-during-the-high-level-seminar-sustaining-peace-african-women-mediators-in-focus
<![CDATA[Briefing by Ambassador Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security to the United Nations Security Council High Level Open Debate on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/briefing-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-to-the-united-nations-security-council-high-level-open-debate-on-peacebuilding-and-sustaining-peaceMr. President,

Distinguished Members of the Security Council,  

First of all, I would like to commend the Peruvian Presidency for convening this timely and very important Open debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Your presence, Honorable Minister, as well as the high level participation among Council Members, bears witness to the importance of this debate and to your commitment to advance the agenda of sustaining peace. I also wish to express our gratitude for the kind invitation extended to me to share the perspectives of the African Union on this strategic discussion in view of our growing partnership with the United Nations.

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2018-04-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/briefing-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-to-the-united-nations-security-council-high-level-open-debate-on-peacebuilding-and-sustaining-peace
<![CDATA[Press Release on African Union Training Workshop on Electoral Boundaries Delimitation for Somalia ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-on-african-union-training-workshop-on-electoral-boundaries-delimitation-for-somaliaNairobi, 23 April 2018: The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has organized a training workshop on electoral boundaries delimitation for the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) from 23 to 25 April 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The multi-stakeholder training workshop drew Somali participants from the NIEC, Ministries of Constitutional and Interior Affairs, the Boundary and Federal Commission, Office of the Prime Minister, among others. The capacity building workshop on electoral boundaries delimitation is in response to the request from NIEC to the DPA to provide electoral assistance in implementation of its 5-Year Strategic Plan (2017-2021).   Pursuant to Chapter Seven of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, the AU has a mandate to provide electoral support to Election Management Bodies (EMBs) of Member States. Support to NIEC is one of the priority EMBs identified by the DPA in providing sustainable electoral-cycle based technical assistance.

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2018-04-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-on-african-union-training-workshop-on-electoral-boundaries-delimitation-for-somalia
<![CDATA[AU Peace and Security Council Concludes a Five-Day Field Mission to the Republic of South Sudan ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-concludes-a-five-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudanJuba, 19 April 2018: In line with its mandate to promote and enhance peace and security in the continent, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) undertook a field mission to the Republic of South Sudan from 14 to 19 April 2018. The mission took place in the framework of the implementation of various decisions of the Council on the situation in south Sudan, in particular the communique of its 751st meeting held on 8 February, 2018. The mission was also undertaken in an effort to give impetus to the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) being driven by the Member States of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).  

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2018-04-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-concludes-a-five-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudan
<![CDATA[Closing remarks by Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, on the occasion of the fifth meeting of the AU High Level Committee on Libya]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/closing-remarks-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-on-the-occasion-of-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-au-high-level-committee-on-libyaYour Excellency, Jean Claude Gakosso, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Congo, and chair of this meeting,

Distinguished Ministers and Heads of delegations of  of the Members of the AU High Level Committee on Libya,

Your Excellency Ghassan Sallame, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Libya

Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Once again, let me express my profound appreciation for the engagement and the determination that you all have shown in this meeting, which has been indeed proactive and reflective in coming to grip with the many challenges we face in the resolution of the situation in Libya. We have taken good note of your deliberations and I can assure you that the AU Commission will spare no effort for their implementation.

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2018-04-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/closing-remarks-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-on-the-occasion-of-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-au-high-level-committee-on-libya
<![CDATA[Conclusions of the Fifth Meeting of the AU High Level Committee on Libya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 April 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/conclusions-of-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-au-high-level-committee-on-libya-addis-ababa-ethiopia-17-april-20181.    The AU High Level Committee on Libya convened its 5th meeting, at ministerial level, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 April 2018. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo, H.E. Jean-Claude Gakosso, in his capacity as the Representative of the Chair of the AU High Level Committee on Libya, H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso.  The meeting was attended by representatives from Algeria, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, South Africa, Sudan and Tunisia.  H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of African Union Commission, Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security and the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for Libya (UNSRSG), Professor Ghassan Salame participated in the meeting.

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2018-04-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/conclusions-of-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-au-high-level-committee-on-libya-addis-ababa-ethiopia-17-april-2018
<![CDATA[The Commissioner for Peace and Security receives the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the African Union]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-receives-the-ambassador-of-the-republic-of-korea-to-the-african-unionAddis Ababa, 18 April 2018: The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Ambassador Smaïl Chergui received the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the African Union, H.E. Ambassador Hoon-min Lim. They discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, including the recent developments in the Korean Peninsula.

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2018-04-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-receives-the-ambassador-of-the-republic-of-korea-to-the-african-union
<![CDATA[REMARKS BY THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION, MOUSSA FAKI MAHAMAT, AT THE OPENING OF THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE OF THE AFRICAN UNION ON LIBYA, ADDIS ABABA, 17 APRIL 2018 ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/remarks-by-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-moussa-faki-mahamat-at-the-opening-of-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-high-level-committee-of-the-african-union-on-libya-addis-ababa-17-april-2018Mr. Chairman of the High Level Ad Hoc Committee at Ministerial Level,

Distinguished representatives of the Member States of the High Level Committee,

Distinguished Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

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2018-04-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/remarks-by-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-moussa-faki-mahamat-at-the-opening-of-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-high-level-committee-of-the-african-union-on-libya-addis-ababa-17-april-2018
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Syria]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-african-union-commission-on-syriaAddis Ababa, 15 April 2018: The African Union is following with concern the ongoing developments regarding Syria. The African Union strongly condemns any use of chemical and other weapons prohibited under international law.

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2018-04-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-african-union-commission-on-syria
<![CDATA[The African Union Peace and Security Council starts its field mission to the Republic of South Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-starts-its-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudanJuba, 15 April 2018: The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU is in South Sudan for a five (5) day-field mission. During its visit, the PSC delegation, led by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Permanent Representative of Nigeria and Chairperson of the PSC for the month of April 2018, will express its solidarity to the people and leadership of South Sudan. The PSC will also take the opportunity to urge all South Sudanese parties to commit to the resolution of the civil war that erupted on 15th December 2013 and is impeding all efforts that should be directed towards building the African youngest nation.

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2018-04-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-starts-its-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudan
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the visit of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission to South Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-to-south-africaAddis Ababa, 14 April 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, undertook a visit to South Africa on 11 and 12 April 2018, during which he met with President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss a wide range of issues linked to continental priorities. He took the opportunity to reiterate his condolences following the death of Winnie Mandela. 

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2018-04-14 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-to-south-africa
<![CDATA[The 764th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council: an open session on nexus between corruption and conflict and its implications for peace and security in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-764th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-an-open-session-on-nexus-between-corruption-and-conflict-and-its-implications-for-peace-and-security-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) dedicated its 764th meeting, held on 12 April 2018, to an open session on nexus between corruption and conflict and its implications for peace and security in Africa.

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2018-04-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-764th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-an-open-session-on-nexus-between-corruption-and-conflict-and-its-implications-for-peace-and-security-in-africa
<![CDATA[Joint Communiqué of the African Union and the United Nations on the peace process and the situation in Bangui]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-communique-of-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-on-the-peace-process-and-the-situation-in-banguiBangui, 11 April 2018: We, representatives of the African Union and the United Nations, decided to undertake a joint visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) to express our solidarity and full support to the Central African people and for the peace process in the Central African Republic. We also share a message of complete unity and common resolve of the African Union and the United Nations.

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2018-04-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-communique-of-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-on-the-peace-process-and-the-situation-in-bangui
<![CDATA[The 763rd meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on Nuclear Energy, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament: International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Africa and the Status of the African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-763rd-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-nuclear-energy-non-proliferation-and-disarmament-international-treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons-in-africa-and-the-status-of-the-african-nuclear-weapon-free-zone-treaty-pelindaba-treatyThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), held its 763rd meeting on 10 April 2018, on Nuclear Energy, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament: International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Africa and the Status of the African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty).  

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2018-04-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-763rd-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-nuclear-energy-non-proliferation-and-disarmament-international-treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons-in-africa-and-the-status-of-the-african-nuclear-weapon-free-zone-treaty-pelindaba-treaty
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 762nd PSC meeting on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-762nd-psc-meeting-on-effective-take-off-of-the-au-humanitarian-agency-auha-addressing-the-impact-of-terrorism-and-armed-conflicts-on-africa-s-social-fabricThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 762nd meeting held on 9 April 2018, received a briefing on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”.

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2018-04-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-762nd-psc-meeting-on-effective-take-off-of-the-au-humanitarian-agency-auha-addressing-the-impact-of-terrorism-and-armed-conflicts-on-africa-s-social-fabric
<![CDATA[The Government of the Sudan, African Union and United Nations 25th Tripartite Coordination Mechanism Meeting on the United Nations – African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-government-of-the-sudan-african-union-and-united-nations-25th-tripartite-coordination-mechanism-meeting-on-the-united-nations-african-union-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid1-    On April 8th 2018, representatives of the Government of Sudan (GoS), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) met in Khartoum for the 25th meeting of the Tripartite Coordination Mechanism on UNAMID.

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2018-04-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-government-of-the-sudan-african-union-and-united-nations-25th-tripartite-coordination-mechanism-meeting-on-the-united-nations-african-union-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on Sierra Leone]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-on-sierra-leoneAddis Ababa, 8 April 2018:  The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the successful conduct of the presidential run-off election held in Sierra Leone on 31 March 2018. He congratulates the people of Sierra Leone on this achievement and commends the National Electoral Commission, as well as the political leaders, for their demonstrated spirit of responsibility, which ensured the peaceful and smooth conclusion of the electoral process. In this respect, he notes with satisfaction the meeting held on 7 April between the newly-elected President Julius Maada Bio and his challenger Samura Kamara, and their commitment to work together in the pursuit of Sierra Leone’s higher national interests. He applauds the acknowledgment by the latter of the outcome of the election and his commitment to democracy. 

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2018-04-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-on-sierra-leone
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the airplane accident in Algeria ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-airplane-accident-in-algeriaAddis Ababa, 11 April 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with deep sadness the news of the airplane crash that occurred today in the Algiers area, causing many victims. This tragedy afflicts not only Algeria, but also the whole continent. 

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2018-04-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-airplane-accident-in-algeria
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the AUC, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-auc-moussa-faki-mahamat-on-the-occasion-of-the-commemoration-of-the-24th-anniversary-of-the-genocide-against-the-tutsis-in-rwandaSTATEMENT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION, MOUSSA FAKI MAHAMAT, ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 24th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TUTSIS IN RWANDA


Madame Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda, Chairperson of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee of the Member States of the African Union,

 

Ambassadors and other representatives of member states,

 

Deputy Chairperson of the Commission,

 

Commissioners,

 

Dear brother Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Prevention of Genocide,

 

Distinguished representatives of the diplomatic and consular corps,

 

Distinguished representatives of civil society and religious confessions,

 

Ladies and gentlemen,


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2018-04-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-auc-moussa-faki-mahamat-on-the-occasion-of-the-commemoration-of-the-24th-anniversary-of-the-genocide-against-the-tutsis-in-rwanda
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the official visit of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission to the Kingdom of Swaziland]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-official-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-to-the-kingdom-of-swazilandAddis Ababa, 7 April 2018: At the invitation of His Majesty King Mswati III, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, undertook an official visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland from 4 to 6 April 2018.

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2018-04-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-official-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-to-the-kingdom-of-swaziland
<![CDATA[Communique of the 761st PSC meeting on the prevention of ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-761st-psc-meeting-on-the-prevention-of-ideology-of-hate-genocide-and-hate-crimes-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 761st meeting held on 5 April 2018, received a briefing on the prevention of ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa and adopted the following decision:

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2018-04-05 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-761st-psc-meeting-on-the-prevention-of-ideology-of-hate-genocide-and-hate-crimes-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the meeting between the African Union Commission Chairperson and the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of Togo]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-meeting-between-the-african-union-commission-chairperson-and-the-minister-of-infrastructure-and-transport-of-togoAddis Ababa, 4 April 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received yesterday the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of the Togolese Republic, Mr. Ninsao Gnofam. The Minister delivered a message from President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, regarding the Single African Air Transport Market and the related decision of the January 2018 Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union appointing the latter as the Champion for this initiative. 

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2018-04-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-meeting-between-the-african-union-commission-chairperson-and-the-minister-of-infrastructure-and-transport-of-togo
<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the African Union Commission pays tribute and respect to the Late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-pays-tribute-and-respect-to-the-late-winnie-madikizela-mandelaOrlando, South Africa, 4 April 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today visited the Mandela family home in Orlando, Soweto, to pay tribute to the late liberation struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and reiterate the African Union’s solidarity with the people of South Africa, as well as with the African National Congress, at this time of grief. He signed the book of condolences. 

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2018-04-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-pays-tribute-and-respect-to-the-late-winnie-madikizela-mandela
<![CDATA[Opening remarks by Ambassador Smaïl Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security at the Commemoration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-remarks-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-commemoration-of-the-international-day-for-mine-awareness-and-assistance-in-mine-actionExcellencies, ambassadors and representatives of AU Member States and members of the Mine Action Support Group,

Distinguished representatives of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross,

Ladies and gentlemen,

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2018-04-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-remarks-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-commemoration-of-the-international-day-for-mine-awareness-and-assistance-in-mine-action
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the visit of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union to the Kingdom of Swaziland]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-to-the-kingdom-of-swazilandAddis Ababa, 4 April 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, arrived today in Mbabane for a 48 hours official visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland. The visit is part of the efforts to reach out to all member states, in order to exchange views with African leaders on the Union’s priorities, popularize the programmes and activities carried out within the framework of Agenda 2063 and seek support for their implementation.

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2018-04-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-to-the-kingdom-of-swaziland
<![CDATA[The AU Commission hands over of Night Vision Gogles (NVGs) to the Multinational Joint Task Force against Boko Haram]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commission-hands-over-of-night-vision-gogles-nvgs-to-the-multinational-joint-task-force-against-boko-haramNdjamena, 4 April 2017:  In fulfillment of its commitment to support the Countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, the African Union Commission handed over 129 Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram, on the margins of the 3rd meeting of the AU-LCBC/MNJTF Joint Steering Committee (JSC), that took place in Ndjamena, Chad, from 3 to 4 April 2018. This equipment was pledged by the Government of Turkey.

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2018-04-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commission-hands-over-of-night-vision-gogles-nvgs-to-the-multinational-joint-task-force-against-boko-haram
<![CDATA[African Union Border Program (AUBP) completes the first phase of opening the crossing corridors of the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) between the Republic of South Sudan and Sudan ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-border-program-aubp-completes-the-first-phase-of-opening-the-crossing-corridors-of-the-safe-demilitarized-border-zone-sdbz-between-the-republic-of-south-sudan-and-sudanAddis Ababa, 03 April 2018: The African Union Border Programme (AUBP), through its technical team (AUBPTT), completed the first phase of the marking exercise by marking three of the ten crossing points along the corridors of the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) between the Republic of South Sudan and Sudan, in line with the directives issued by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) as well as the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) on Sudan and South Sudan.

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2018-04-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-border-program-aubp-completes-the-first-phase-of-opening-the-crossing-corridors-of-the-safe-demilitarized-border-zone-sdbz-between-the-republic-of-south-sudan-and-sudan
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the meeting between the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-meeting-between-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-and-the-prime-minister-of-ethiopiaAddis Ababa, 3 April 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, was received today by the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed. The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss a number of issues of mutual interest.

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2018-04-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-meeting-between-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-and-the-prime-minister-of-ethiopia
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the Confirmation of the New Ethiopian Prime Minister]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-confirmation-of-the-new-ethiopian-prime-ministerAddis Ababa, 2 April 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, congratulates Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali on his confirmation as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, following the resignation of his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn. He welcomes the peaceful and smooth nature of the transition, which is a demonstration of political maturity. 

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2018-04-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-confirmation-of-the-new-ethiopian-prime-minister
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union following the death of Winnie Madikazela-Mandela ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-following-the-death-of-winnie-madikazela-mandelaAddis Ababa, 2 April 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with great shock and profound sadness of the death of Winnie Madikazela-Mandela.

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2018-04-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-following-the-death-of-winnie-madikazela-mandela