Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenFriday 21 July 2017 Friday 21 July 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[Statement of Ambassador Smail Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security to the United Nations Security Council]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-to-the-united-nations-security-councilMr. President,

Distinguished members of the United Nations Security Council

Ladies and Gentlemen

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2017-07-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-to-the-united-nations-security-council
<![CDATA[Communique of the 700th PSC Meeting on Somalia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-700th-psc-meeting-on-somaliaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 700th meeting held on 12 July 2017, adopted the following decision on the Report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on AU-United Nations (UN) Joint Review on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), renewal of the mandate of AMISOM and on the Report on the Ten-Year Lessons Learned on AMISOM:

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2017-07-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-700th-psc-meeting-on-somalia
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 699th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council on the situation in Guinea Bissau ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-699th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-guinea-bissauThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 699th meeting, held on 11 July 2017, adopted the following decision on the situation in Guinea Bissau:

 

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2017-07-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-699th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-guinea-bissau
<![CDATA[Introduction au Rapport sur l’état de la Paix et de la Sécurité en Afrique par l’Ambassadeur Smail Chergui, Commissaire à la Paix et à la Sécurité]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/introduction-au-rapport-sur-l-etat-de-la-paix-et-de-la-securite-en-afrique-par-l-ambassadeur-smail-chergui-commissaire-a-la-paix-et-a-la-securite-1-                      Excellence, Monsieur le Président en exercice,

-                      Excellences,  Madame et Messieurs les chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement

-                      Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les chefs de délégation,

-                      Mesdames et Messieurs,

    Je remercie Son Excellence, le Président par intérim de la République fédérale du Nigéria, Président du Conseil de paix et de sécurité pour le mois de juillet, pour son excellente introduction du rapport du Conseil de paix et de sécurité.

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2017-07-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/introduction-au-rapport-sur-l-etat-de-la-paix-et-de-la-securite-en-afrique-par-l-ambassadeur-smail-chergui-commissaire-a-la-paix-et-a-la-securite-1
<![CDATA[AU High Level Delegation Visit to Asmara, Eritrea Postponed ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-high-level-delegation-visit-to-asmara-eritrea-postponedAddis Ababa, 9 July 2017- The Chairperson of the AUC announced on 3 July 2017, during the 29th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union that an AU High Level delegation led by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui will travel to Asmara, Eritrea to discuss with the authorities of Eritrea the developments in the region, and also exchange views on the AU’s initiative to develop a Horn of Africa Strategy.                   

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2017-07-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-high-level-delegation-visit-to-asmara-eritrea-postponed
<![CDATA[ Troop and Police Contributing Countries Call for the Development of an AMISOM Exit Plan ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/troop-and-police-contributing-countries-call-for-the-development-of-an-amisom-exit-planAddis Ababa, 03 July 2017: Troop and Police Contributing Countries (T/PCCs) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 3 July 2017, and discussed the preliminary outcomes of the recently conducted African Union- United Nations Joint Review on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the situation in Somalia.

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2017-07-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/troop-and-police-contributing-countries-call-for-the-development-of-an-amisom-exit-plan
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 695th meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on the theme: “Responses to Humanitarian Emergencies in Africa”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-695th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-unionPRESS STATEMENT

 

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 695thmeeting held on 21 June 2017, to an Open Session on the theme: “Responses to Humanitarian Emergencies in Africa”.

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2017-07-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-695th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union
<![CDATA[The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Niger ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-in-nigerAddis Ababa, 3 July 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is shocked by the attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at a village near Niger’s southern town of Diffa, on 2 July, which left at least 9 people dead and as many as 40 others abducted, including women and children.

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2017-07-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-in-niger
<![CDATA[The African Union Welcomes UN Resolution on G5 Force]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-welcomes-un-resolution-on-g5-forceAddis Ababa, 22 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s authorization for the deployment of a Joint Force for the Group of Five for the Sahel States (FC-G5S). The Chairperson commends the UN support which echoes the African Union’s Peace and Security Council communique of 13 April 2017.

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2017-06-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-welcomes-un-resolution-on-g5-force
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 693rd meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-693rd-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-unionThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 693rd meeting held on 14 June 2017, to an Open Session on the implementation of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by the year 2020.

 

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2017-06-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-693rd-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union
<![CDATA[Communique of the 694th meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on Gambia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-694th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-on-gambiaCOMMUNIQUE

 

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 694th meeting held in Addis Ababa on 15 June 2017, considered the Report of the AU Technical and Multi-Disciplinary Needs Assessment Mission to the Republic of The Gambia and adopted the following decision: 

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2017-06-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-694th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-on-gambia
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 692nd meeting of the PSC dedicated to an Open Session on the theme: “Ending Child Marriages” ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-692nd-meeting-of-the-psc-dedicated-to-an-open-session-on-the-theme-ending-child-marriagesThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 692nd meeting held on 13 June 2017, to an Open Session on the theme: “Ending Child Marriages”.

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2017-06-20 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-692nd-meeting-of-the-psc-dedicated-to-an-open-session-on-the-theme-ending-child-marriages
<![CDATA[The African Union strongly condemns the car bomb attack in Mogadishu ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-car-bomb-attack-in-mogadishuAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – 20 June 2017: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is horrified by the suicide car-bomb attack at Wadajir district headquarters in Mogadishu. The attack that took place on 20 June 2017, which was  claimed by the Al Shabaab terrorist group, resulted in the death of at least 15 people, and left many more injured.

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2017-06-20 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-car-bomb-attack-in-mogadishu
<![CDATA[Press Release: The African Union condemns the terrorist attack in Mali]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-the-african-union-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-in-maliAddis Ababa, 19 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU),  Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the terrorist attack against security forces and civilians at Le Campement Kangaba resort, east of Bamako, Mali.

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2017-06-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-the-african-union-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-in-mali
<![CDATA[The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attack at Finsbury Park, North London]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-at-finsbury-park-north-londonAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – 19 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has expressed dismay at the attack in which a man drove a van into worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House at Finsbury Park, London, killing one person and injuring 10 others.

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2017-06-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-at-finsbury-park-north-london
<![CDATA[AU Commission calls for Restraint on the Djibouti-Eritrea Border]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-au-commission-calls-for-restraint-on-the-djibouti-eritrea-borderAddis Ababa, 17 June 2017:  The Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is following the recent developments between the Republic of Djibouti and the State of Eritrea in the aftermath of Qatar’s decision to withdraw its peacekeeping troops at the Djibouti- Eritrea border.

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2017-06-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-au-commission-calls-for-restraint-on-the-djibouti-eritrea-border
<![CDATA[The inception meeting on mapping illicit arms flows in Africa concludes in Addis Ababa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-inception-meeting-on-mapping-illicit-arms-flows-in-africa-concludes-in-addis-ababaAddis Ababa, 16 June 2017: The African Union (AU) Commission, in partnership with the Small Arms Survey, co-organized the inception meeting on mapping illicit arms flows in Africa, on 13-14 June 2017, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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2017-06-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-inception-meeting-on-mapping-illicit-arms-flows-in-africa-concludes-in-addis-ababa
<![CDATA[African Union Communique on Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-communique-on-gccAddis Ababa, 16 June 2017: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Mr. Mahamat Moussa Faki, expresses his growing concern over the political dispute among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). 

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2017-06-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/african-union-communique-on-gcc
<![CDATA[The African Union condemns the terrorist attack against a restaurant in Mogadishu]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-against-a-restaurant-in-mogadishuAddis Ababa, 15 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the complex terror attack that was carried out yesterday against a popular Restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, and the subsequent hostage situation that lasted till the early hours of today, reportedly resulting in over a dozen causalities and several other people injured.

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2017-06-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-against-a-restaurant-in-mogadishu
<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the AU Commission welcomes the decision of the 31st summit of IGAD Heads of State and Government to revitalize the peace process in South Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-welcomes-the-decision-of-the-31st-summit-of-igad-heads-of-state-and-government-to-revitalize-the-peace-process-in-south-sudanAddis Ababa, 15 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the decision by the 31st Summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) held on 12 June 2017 in Addis Ababa, to inter-alia, urgently convene a High-Level Revitalization Forum of the Parties to the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), including estranged groups to discuss concrete measures, to restore permanent ceasefire, ensure full implementation of the Peace Agreement and to develop a revised and realistic timeline and implementation schedule towards a democratic election at the end of the transition period.

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2017-06-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-welcomes-the-decision-of-the-31st-summit-of-igad-heads-of-state-and-government-to-revitalize-the-peace-process-in-south-sudan
<![CDATA[The African Union Condemns the Assassination of the Wife of the Incoming Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-condemns-the-assassination-of-the-wife-of-the-incoming-prime-minister-of-the-kingdom-of-lesothoAddis Ababa, 15 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is shocked and saddened by the assassination of Lipolelo Alice Thabane, the wife of Lesotho’s incoming Prime Minister in Ha-Masana on 14 June 2017, in the outskirts of Maseru.

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2017-06-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-condemns-the-assassination-of-the-wife-of-the-incoming-prime-minister-of-the-kingdom-of-lesotho
<![CDATA[Statement of Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security to the United Nations Security Council]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-to-the-united-nations-security-councilMr President, Sacha Sergio Lorentz Sliz

Distinguished Members of the Council.

Mrs Maria Luiza Viotti, Chef de Cabinet to UN Secretary General António Guterres.

 

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2017-06-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-to-the-united-nations-security-council
<![CDATA[Statement by Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security: on the 31st Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Summit]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smaiil-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-on-31st-inter-governmental-authority-on-development-igad-summitYour Excellency Chair of IGAD,

Excellences Heads of State and Governments,

Honorable Ministers,

Chairperson of Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission,

Special Envoys,

Ladies and Gentleman.

 

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2017-06-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smaiil-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-on-31st-inter-governmental-authority-on-development-igad-summit
<![CDATA[Mapping Illicit Arms Flows in Africa - Inception Meeting: Opening Statement by Dr. Admore Kambudzi, Ag. Director, AU Peace and Security Department ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/mapping-illicit-arms-flows-in-africa-inception-meeting-opening-statement-by-dr-admore-kambudzi-ag-director-au-peace-and-security-departmentDistinguished representatives of Regional Economic Communities and Regional Bodies,

Distinguished representatives of the United Nations and research bodies,

Esteemed colleagues from the Small Arms Survey,

Ladies and gentlemen,

At the outset, I wish to express the AU’s thanks and appreciation to the Small Arms Survey for their collaboration and for bringing their strong comparative advantage to benefit this important initiative. I also wish to thank all of your for joining us at this meeting and sharing your research, knowledge and perspectives on this important topic.

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2017-06-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/mapping-illicit-arms-flows-in-africa-inception-meeting-opening-statement-by-dr-admore-kambudzi-ag-director-au-peace-and-security-department
<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the African Union Commission concludes a tour in the Sahel region and calls for renewed support for regional peace and security efforts ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-concludes-a-tour-in-the-sahel-region-and-calls-for-renewed-support-for-regional-peace-and-security-effortsAddis-Ababa, 12 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, accompanied by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, and the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Madam Cessouma Minata Samaté, has just concluded a 10 day visit to the countries of the G5-Sahel: Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso.

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2017-06-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-concludes-a-tour-in-the-sahel-region-and-calls-for-renewed-support-for-regional-peace-and-security-efforts
<![CDATA[The 691st meeting of the AU PSC on the situation in Darfur, Sudan, and the activities of the AU-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-691st-meeting-of-the-au-psc-on-the-situation-in-darfur-sudan-and-the-activities-of-the-au-united-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamidThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 691st meeting held on 12 June 2017, adopted the following decision on the situation in Darfur, Sudan, and the activities of the AU-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID):

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2017-06-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-691st-meeting-of-the-au-psc-on-the-situation-in-darfur-sudan-and-the-activities-of-the-au-united-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid
<![CDATA[The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Tehran]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attacks-in-tehranAddis Ababa, 8 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, expresses dismay at the simultaneous gun and suicide bomb attacks on Iran's Parliament Building and the tomb of the Republic's revolutionary founder that occurred on Wednesday 6 June 2017. The attacks resulted in the death of at least 12 people and left 46 others wounded.

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2017-06-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attacks-in-tehran
<![CDATA[The African Union Commission chairperson concludes a 2 day visit to Mauritania as part of AU support to regional efforts to combat terrorism and promote lasting security and stability]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-commission-chairperson-concludes-a-2-day-visit-to-mauritania-as-part-of-au-support-to-regional-efforts-to-combat-terrorism-and-promote-lasting-security-and-stabilityNouakchott 7 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, visited Nouakchott, on 6 and 7 June 2017, as part of his five-nation tour in the Sahel region, which will conclude on 10 June 2017. The objective was to reaffirm the AU's solidarity with, and support to, the regional efforts aimed at addressing the intertwined challenges of terrorism and transnational organized crime, in order to create an environment conducive to long-term stability and sustainable development in the Sahelo-Saharan region.

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2017-06-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-commission-chairperson-concludes-a-2-day-visit-to-mauritania-as-part-of-au-support-to-regional-efforts-to-combat-terrorism-and-promote-lasting-security-and-stability
<![CDATA[Message from HE Amb. Smail Chergui, Peace and Security Commissioner of the AUC on the occasion of the African Border Day celebration, June 7, 2017]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/message-from-he-amb-smail-chergui-peace-and-security-commissioner-of-the-auc-on-the-occasion-of-the-african-border-day-celebration-june-7-2017Dear Fellow Africans,

On the 7th of June 2017, we will celebrate African Border Day, as we did in previous years, since its establishment by the African Border Ministers on May 25, 2010. This celebration is an opportunity to highlight the African Union Border Program (AUBP) and invite Member States to become more involved in its implementation in order to prevent conflicts and promote continental and regional integration.

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2017-06-06 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/message-from-he-amb-smail-chergui-peace-and-security-commissioner-of-the-auc-on-the-occasion-of-the-african-border-day-celebration-june-7-2017
<![CDATA[689th PSC meeting on the AU Peace Fund and the AU-UN Partnership for predictable financing of AU peace and security activities ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/689th-psc-meeting-on-the-au-peace-fund-and-the-au-un-partnership-for-predictable-financing-of-au-peace-and-security-activitiesCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

The Peace and Security Council (PSC/Council) of the African Union (AU), at its 689th meeting held on 30 May 2017, adopted the following decision on the AU Peace Fund and the Partnership between the AU and the United Nations (UN) with respect to predictable financing of AU peace and security activities.

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2017-06-05 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/689th-psc-meeting-on-the-au-peace-fund-and-the-au-un-partnership-for-predictable-financing-of-au-peace-and-security-activities