Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenThursday 22 February 2018 Thursday 22 February 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[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the situation in Ethiopia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-on-the-situation-in-ethiopiaAddis Ababa, 21 February 2018 - The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely following the situation in Ethiopia.  He recalls, in this respect, that Ethiopia is not only home to the African Union Headquarters, but also an important member of the Union.  As such, Ethiopia plays a key role in promoting regional peace and security, as well as in the pursuit of the continental agenda.

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2018-02-21 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-ethiopia
<![CDATA[Communique of the 753rd PSC meeting on the political stabilization process in Somalia and on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) activities and exit strategy]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-753rd-psc-meeting-on-the-political-stabilization-process-in-somalia-and-on-the-au-mission-in-somalia-amisom-activities-and-exit-strategyThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 753rd meeting, held on 15 February 2018, adopted the following decision on the political stabilization process in Somalia and on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) activities and exit strategy:

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2018-02-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-753rd-psc-meeting-on-the-political-stabilization-process-in-somalia-and-on-the-au-mission-in-somalia-amisom-activities-and-exit-strategy
<![CDATA[Communique of the 752nd PSC Meeting on the Situation in the Republic of Guinea Bissau]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-752nd-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-guinea-bissauThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 752nd meeting, held on 13 February 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

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2018-02-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-752nd-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-guinea-bissau
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the visit of the African Union Commission Chairperson to the People’s Republic of China (8-9 February 2018)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-african-union-commission-chairperson-to-the-people-s-republic-of-china-8-9-february-2018Addis Ababa, 9 February 2018:  The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, concluded a two-day visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr. Wang Yi. He was accompanied by the Commissioners for Peace and Security and Social Affairs, Smaïl Chergui and Amira El-Fadil, respectively, the Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Implementation Agency, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, as well as by other senior African Union officials, including the Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong.

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2018-02-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-african-union-commission-chairperson-to-the-people-s-republic-of-china-8-9-february-2018
<![CDATA[Communique of the 751st PSC meeting on the status of the Revitalization Process for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict of the Republic of South Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-751st-psc-meeting-on-the-status-of-the-revitalization-process-for-the-agreement-on-the-resolution-of-the-conflict-of-the-republic-of-south-sudanThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 751st meeting held on 08 February 2018, adopted the following communiqué on the status of the Revitalization Process for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict of the Republic of South Sudan:

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2018-02-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-751st-psc-meeting-on-the-status-of-the-revitalization-process-for-the-agreement-on-the-resolution-of-the-conflict-of-the-republic-of-south-sudan
<![CDATA[The AU congratulates the Republic of Botswana and the Republic of Namibia on the signing of their Boundary Treaty ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-congratulates-the-republic-of-botswana-and-the-republic-of-namibia-on-the-signing-of-their-boundary-treatyAddis Ababa, 06 February 2018: The African Union Commission (AUC) congratulates the Republic of Botswana and the Republic of Namibia on the successful signing of their boundary treaty on 05 February 2018 in Windhoek, Namibia.

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2018-02-06 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-congratulates-the-republic-of-botswana-and-the-republic-of-namibia-on-the-signing-of-their-boundary-treaty
<![CDATA[The 750th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the activities of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-750th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-activities-of-the-au-high-level-implementation-panel-auhip-for-sudan-and-south-sudanThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 750th meeting held on 6 February 2018, adopted the following decision on the activities of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan:

 

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2018-02-06 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-750th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-activities-of-the-au-high-level-implementation-panel-auhip-for-sudan-and-south-sudan
<![CDATA[Joint Statement of the African Union and the United Nations on Guinea-Bissau ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-of-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-on-guinea-bissau

03 February 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, express concern over the protracted political crisis in Guinea-Bissau despite the multiple opportunities offered to the main political stakeholders to arrive at a consensual arrangement. They denounce the actions being taken by those who seek to obstruct and prevent a resolution of the crisis.

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2018-02-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-of-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-on-guinea-bissau
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the situation in Kenya]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-kenya-1Addis Ababa, 1 February 2018: The Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely following the evolution of the political situation in Kenya. In this respect, he notes with concern the organization by the National Super Alliance (NASA) of a ceremony during which Mr. Raila Odinga was “sworn-in” as the “people’s President of Kenya”. 

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2018-02-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-kenya-1
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 749th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council, at the level of Heads of State and Government, on the theme: “Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Combatting the Transnational Threat of Terrorism in Africa” ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-749th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-at-the-level-of-heads-of-state-and-government-on-the-theme-towards-a-comprehensive-approach-to-combatting-the-transnational-threat-of-terrorism-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 749th meeting, held on 27 January 2018, at the level of Heads of State and Government, on the theme: “Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Combatting the Transnational Threat of Terrorism in Africa”, adopted the following decision: 

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2018-01-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-749th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-at-the-level-of-heads-of-state-and-government-on-the-theme-towards-a-comprehensive-approach-to-combatting-the-transnational-threat-of-terrorism-in-africa
<![CDATA[Briefing note on a comprehensive approach to combat the transnational threat of terrorism and violent extremism in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/briefing-note-on-a-comprehensive-approach-to-combat-the-transnational-threat-of-terrorism-and-violent-extremism-in-africaI.    INTRODUCTION

1.    Terrorism remains a serious threat to Africa’s stability and development. The past year has witnessed some of the deadliest terrorist attacks on the African continent, impacting nearly all regions. The threat is increasingly manifesting itself in a combination of small to large scale attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, as well as open armed confrontations between terrorist groups and states’ security institutions. Global security developments are also shaping and amplifying the threat of terrorism in Africa. Terrorism have had a devastating impact across the continent, with hundreds killed or maimed, thousands displaced, and livelihoods severely disrupted with serious humanitarian and food security consequences, and economic activity disrupted in the affected areas.

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2018-01-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/briefing-note-on-a-comprehensive-approach-to-combat-the-transnational-threat-of-terrorism-and-violent-extremism-in-africa
<![CDATA[Commissioner Chergui receives Ministers of Foreign Affairs of The Democratic Republic of Congo, The Gambia and Norway]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/commissioner-chergui-receives-ministers-of-foreign-affairs-of-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-the-gambia-and-norwayAddis Ababa, 24 January 2018: The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb. Smail Chergui, received today at the AU Headquarters, Foreign Ministers of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Gambia, and Norway.

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2018-01-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/commissioner-chergui-receives-ministers-of-foreign-affairs-of-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-the-gambia-and-norway
<![CDATA[Communique of the 748th AU PSC Meeting on the deployment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) contingent mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-748th-au-psc-meeting-on-the-deployment-of-the-southern-african-development-community-sadc-contingent-mission-in-the-kingdom-of-lesothoThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 748th meeting held on 24 January 2018, adopted the following decision on the deployment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) contingent mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho:

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2018-01-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-748th-au-psc-meeting-on-the-deployment-of-the-southern-african-development-community-sadc-contingent-mission-in-the-kingdom-of-lesotho
<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the African Union Commission condemns the recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-condemns-the-recent-violence-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congoAddis Ababa, 22 January 2018:  The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the violence following demonstrations organized on 21 January 2018 in Kinshasa, and deplores the reported loss of life.

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2018-01-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-condemns-the-recent-violence-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
<![CDATA[The 746th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the Conclusions of the 1st Retreat of the PSC Committee of Experts]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-746th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-conclusions-of-the-1st-retreat-of-the-psc-committee-of-expertsThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 746th meeting held on 17 January, 2018 considered the Conclusions of the 1st Retreat of the PSC Committee of Experts that was held from 11 to 16 December 2017, in Musanze, Rwanda, and adopted the following decision: 

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2018-01-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-746th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-conclusions-of-the-1st-retreat-of-the-psc-committee-of-experts
<![CDATA[The 746th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the outcomes of the 5th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa, held at ministerial level, in Livingstone, Zambia, from 4-5 December 2017, with a view to assisting incoming African Members of the UN Security Council (A3) to address peace and security issues on the continent]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-746th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-outcomes-of-the-5th-high-level-seminar-on-peace-and-security-in-africa-held-at-ministerial-level-in-livingstone-zambia-from-4-5-december-2017-with-a-view-to-assisting-incoming-african-membersThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 746th meeting held on 17 January, 2018 considered the outcomes of the 5th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa, held at ministerial level, in Livingstone, Zambia, from 4-5 December 2017, with a view to assisting incoming African Members of the UN Security Council (A3) to address peace and security issues on the continent and adopted the following decision: 

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2018-01-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-746th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-outcomes-of-the-5th-high-level-seminar-on-peace-and-security-in-africa-held-at-ministerial-level-in-livingstone-zambia-from-4-5-december-2017-with-a-view-to-assisting-incoming-african-members
<![CDATA[Joint Press Statement: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union receives the United Nations Special Representative for Libya ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-press-statement-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-receives-the-united-nations-special-representative-for-libyaAddis Ababa,16 January 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received the Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on 15 January 2018. 

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2018-01-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-press-statement-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-receives-the-united-nations-special-representative-for-libya
<![CDATA[The AU congratulates Ms Bience Gawanas on her appointment as UN Special Adviser on Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-congratulates-ms-bience-gawanas-on-her-appointment-as-un-special-adviser-on-africaAddis Ababa, 16 January 2018 - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Deputy Chaiperson Kwesi Quartey, together with the entire African Union family extend our warmest congratulations to Ms Bience Gawanas of Namibia, on her nomination to serve as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Africa.

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2018-01-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-congratulates-ms-bience-gawanas-on-her-appointment-as-un-special-adviser-on-africa
<![CDATA[The 744th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on enhancing dialogue with the League of Arab States (LAS) on common peace and security issues in Africa, within the context of Article 17 of the Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the AU]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-744th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-enhancing-dialogue-with-the-league-of-arab-states-las-on-common-peace-and-security-issues-in-africa-within-the-context-of-article-17-of-the-protocol-relating-to-the-establishment-of-the-peace-andThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 744th meeting held on 15 January 2018, had an interactive consultative session on enhancing dialogue with the League of Arab States (LAS) on common peace and security issues in Africa, within the context of Article 17 of the Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the AU, and adopted the following decision:

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2018-01-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-744th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-enhancing-dialogue-with-the-league-of-arab-states-las-on-common-peace-and-security-issues-in-africa-within-the-context-of-article-17-of-the-protocol-relating-to-the-establishment-of-the-peace-and
<![CDATA[Joint statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the situation in South Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-of-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-on-the-situation-in-south-sudanAddis Ababa, New York, 12 January 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, strongly condemn the recent violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access in South Sudan.

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2018-01-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-of-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-on-the-situation-in-south-sudan
<![CDATA[Press Statement of 742nd PSC meeting on Public Health Threats to Peace and Security in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-742nd-psc-meeting-on-public-health-threats-to-peace-and-security-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 742nd meeting held on 11 January 2018, received a briefing by the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Public Health Threats to Peace and Security in Africa.

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2018-01-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-742nd-psc-meeting-on-public-health-threats-to-peace-and-security-in-africa
<![CDATA[AU concludes 10th Ordinary Meeting of the Specialised Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS) ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-concludes-10th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialised-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-stcdssAddis Ababa, 11 January 2018: The African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS), concluded its 10th Ordinary Meeting, on 9 January 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting reviewed progress made in the implementation of the directives of previous meetings of the STCDSS, particularly the 9th ordinary meeting of the STCDSS held on 4 June 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 10th ordinary meeting of the STCDSS was preceded by the 13th ordinary meeting of African Chiefs of Defence Staff and Heads of Safety and Security (ACDSS) held on 8 January 2018, and the meeting of STCDSS Experts, held from 5 to 6 January 2018, also in Addis Ababa. The meeting brought together participants from military, police, and civilian institutions with defence, safety, and security mandates from AU Member States and the Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms (RECs/RMs).

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2018-01-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-concludes-10th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialised-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-stcdss
<![CDATA[Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Equatorial Guinea]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-equatorial-guineaAddis Ababa, 9 January 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received the Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the African Union and Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Simeon Oyono Esono, yesterday.

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2018-01-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-equatorial-guinea
<![CDATA[Statement by Commissioner Smail Chergui at the 13th Ordinary meeting of African chiefs of defence staff and heads of safety and security, within the framework of the 10th ordinary meeting of the specialised technical committee on defence, safety and security]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-13th-ordinary-meeting-of-african-chiefs-of-defence-staff-and-heads-of-safety-and-security-within-the-framework-of-the-10th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialised-technical-com- Chairperson of the African Chiefs of Defence Staff and Heads of Safety and Security, General David Muhoozi,

- Members of the Bureau of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security,

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2018-01-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-13th-ordinary-meeting-of-african-chiefs-of-defence-staff-and-heads-of-safety-and-security-within-the-framework-of-the-10th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialised-technical-com
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on recent developments in Ethiopia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-recent-developments-in-ethiopiaAddis Ababa, 4 January 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the announcement made by the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Repubic of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, pardoning or suspending ongoing judicial cases of members of political parties and other individuals. He commends the Ethiopian authorities for this important and farsighted decision, and for their commitment to foster national consensus and widen the democratic space.

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2018-01-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-recent-developments-in-ethiopia
<![CDATA[Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the Democratic Republic of the Congo ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/175Addis Ababa, 3 January 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, notes with serious concern the incidents that took place in Kinshasa and other locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 31 December 2017. He deplores the loss of life reported during those incidents and emphasizes the need to shed light on any abuses committed by the police, so that the perpetrators of these acts can be held accountable. 

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2018-01-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/175
<![CDATA[2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/2018-new-year-message-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-moussa-faki-mahamat2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and the results have been encouraging.

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2017-12-31 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/2018-new-year-message-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-moussa-faki-mahamat
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission regarding the Agreement on the Pool Department of the Republic of the Congo ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-regarding-the-agreement-on-the-pool-department-of-the-republic-of-the-congoAddis Ababa, 23 December 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, notes with satisfaction the signing of a Cessation of Hostilities and Ceasefire Agreement in the Pool Department between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and the Reverend Priest Ntumi, today, in Kinkala. He congratulates the parties on this important step in the search for a peaceful solution to their dispute. 

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2017-12-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-regarding-the-agreement-on-the-pool-department-of-the-republic-of-the-congo
<![CDATA[The Commissioner for Peace and Security and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation discuss future cooperation]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-and-the-minister-of-foreign-affairs-of-the-russian-federation-discuss-future-cooperationMoscow, 20 December 2017: The Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, leading an inter-departmental delegation of the Commission, met today in Moscow with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov. Ambassador Chergui and Mr Lavrov discussed a range of security and political developments in the region and agreed on the need to support AU-led initiatives to resolve conflicts and address the threat of terrorism and transnational crime. The two also stressed the need to preserve and uphold the principles of multilateralism in dealing with regional and global affairs.

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2017-12-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-and-the-minister-of-foreign-affairs-of-the-russian-federation-discuss-future-cooperation
<![CDATA[Remarks by the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the closing of Forum for the Revitalization of South Sudan Peace Process - Addis Ababa, 21 December 2017]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/remarks-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-moussa-faki-mahamat-at-the-clossing-of-forum-for-the-revatilization-of-south-sudan-peace-process-addis-ababa-21-december-2017Dear Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu, 

Dear Facilitators,

Dear participants to this Forum,

Ladies and gentlemen,

The first phase of the IGAD-led Forum for the Revitalization of the South Sudan Peace Process has come to a close.

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2017-12-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/remarks-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-moussa-faki-mahamat-at-the-clossing-of-forum-for-the-revatilization-of-south-sudan-peace-process-addis-ababa-21-december-2017