Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenSunday 19 August 2018 Sunday 19 August 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 FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF FORMER UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-following-the-death-of-former-united-nations-secretary-general-kofi-annanAddis Ababa, 18 August 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with sadness of the death of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations. He offers the African Union’s condolences and his own to Mr. Annan’s family, the people and Government of Ghana and to his colleagues in the United Nations system. 

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2018-08-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-following-the-death-of-former-united-nations-secretary-general-kofi-annan
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the Chairperson’s participation in the SADC summit in Windhoek]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-chairperson-s-participation-in-the-sadc-summit-in-windhoekAddis Ababa, 17 August 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, arrived yesterday in Windhoek, Namibia, to take part in the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), scheduled to take place on 17 and 18 August 2018, on the theme: “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”. These two issues are of particular relevance to the African Union agenda, in view of the ongoing efforts in the context of the Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) and the follow-up to the 2017 Summit thematic focus on “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in the Youth”.

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2018-08-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-chairperson-s-participation-in-the-sadc-summit-in-windhoek
<![CDATA[Communique on the investigation of allegations of harassment within the Commission]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-investigation-of-allegations-of-harrassment-within-the-commissionAddis Ababa, 16 August 2018:  The African Union Commission wishes to communicate that the High-Level Committee established, last June, by the Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, to investigate allegations of harassment against women staff members of the Commission is continuing its work. At the request of its members, the Committee was given additional time to finalize its report, which will be submitted by September 2018. This investigation is being conducted transparently and independently, and its findings and recommendations will be published.

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2018-08-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-investigation-of-allegations-of-harrassment-within-the-commission
<![CDATA[Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Commemoration of the first African Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Day]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-commemoration-of-the-first-african-civil-registration-and-vital-statistics-crvs-dayAddis Ababa, 10 August 2018: Today, Africa commemorates the First African Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Day under the theme “Promoting Innovative Universal Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems for Good Governance and Better Lives”.

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2018-08-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-commemoration-of-the-first-african-civil-registration-and-vital-statistics-crvs-day
<![CDATA[The AU Commission convenes a high- level sensitization and training workshop on the national security sector reform process in Madagascar ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commission-convenes-a-high-level-sensitization-and-training-workshop-on-the-national-security-sector-reform-process-in-madagascarAddis Ababa, 10 August 2018: The high- level sensitization and training workshop on the National Security Sector Reform (SSR) process in Madagascar was held from 16 to 18 July 2018, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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2018-08-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commission-convenes-a-high-level-sensitization-and-training-workshop-on-the-national-security-sector-reform-process-in-madagascar
<![CDATA[Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-electoral-process-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congoAddis Ababa, 9 August 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, notes with satisfaction the key milestone attained yesterday in the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He welcomes the fact that President Joseph Kabila Kabange has honored his commitment to abide by the relevant provisions of the Congolese Constitution and those of the New Year's Eve Political Agreement on eligibility for the presidency of the Republic. In so doing, President Kabila has made a gesture of high political value in the best interests of his country.

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2018-08-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-electoral-process-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the agreement on outstanding issues of governance in South Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-agreement-on-outstanding-issues-of-governance-in-south-sudanAddis Ababa, 7 August 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the signing of the Agreement on Outstanding Issues of Governance, in Khartoum, on 5 August 2018. This constitutes an important step in ending the conflict in South Sudan and the suffering inflicted on its people.

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2018-08-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-agreement-on-outstanding-issues-of-governance-in-south-sudan
<![CDATA[The 788th meeting of the AU PSC on the preparations for the Africa Amnesty Month within the context of the implementation of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by the Year 2020]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-788th-meeting-of-the-au-psc-on-the-preparations-for-the-africa-amnesty-month-within-the-context-of-the-implementation-of-the-au-master-roadmap-of-practical-steps-to-silence-the-guns-in-africa-by-the-year-2020The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 788th meeting, held on 7 August 2018, in Addis Ababa, to the preparations for the Africa Amnesty Month within the context of the implementation of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by the Year 2020.

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2018-08-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-788th-meeting-of-the-au-psc-on-the-preparations-for-the-africa-amnesty-month-within-the-context-of-the-implementation-of-the-au-master-roadmap-of-practical-steps-to-silence-the-guns-in-africa-by-the-year-2020
<![CDATA[Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-situation-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congoAddis Ababa, 6 August 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, closely follows developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as the date of 8 August, set for the closing of the submission of candidatures for the presidential and legislative elections of 23 December 2018, approaches. He welcomes the significant progress already made, and notes with satisfaction that, in his 19 July 2018 message to the nation, President Joseph Kabila reaffirmed that the elections would be held on time and restated his commitment regarding the respect for the Constitution.

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2018-08-06 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-situation-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
<![CDATA[STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION ON THE ELECTIONS IN ZIMBABWE]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-elections-in-zimbabweAddis Ababa, 4 August 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, congratulates the Zimbabwean people and political stakeholders for a largely peaceful elections.

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2018-08-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-elections-in-zimbabwe
<![CDATA[Statement of the Head of the African Union Election Observation Mission to Zimbabwe on the post-election developments in Zimbabwe]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-head-of-the-african-union-election-observation-mission-to-zimbabwe-on-the-post-election-developments-in-zimbabweAddis Ababa, 2 August 2018: The Head of the African Union Election Observation Mission to Zimbabwe, Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe, views with concern the unfolding post-election developments in Zimbabwe, and calls on all stakeholders, particularly political leaders and their supporters, to exercise restraint and avoid violent confrontation. He also calls on security personnel to equally exercise restraint and ensure the safety of all citizens.

He reiterates his statement released on 1 August 2018, in which he called on any aggrieved party to channel its grievances through appropriate legal channels. Stakeholders are, therefore, encouraged to work together to build Zimbabwe and move the country forward.

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2018-08-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-head-of-the-african-union-election-observation-mission-to-zimbabwe-on-the-post-election-developments-in-zimbabwe
<![CDATA[Joint Statement by International Election Observation Missions to Zimbabwe’s harmonised elections - 30 July 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-by-international-election-observation-missions-to-zimbabwe-s-harmonised-elections-30-july-20182 August 2018 - We, the International Election Observer Missions present for the 30 July Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe, while appreciating the generally peaceful and orderly pre-electoral environment and on voting day, express our grave concern about the regrettable outbreaks of post-election violence.

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2018-08-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-statement-by-international-election-observation-missions-to-zimbabwe-s-harmonised-elections-30-july-2018
<![CDATA[Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the outcomes of the ECOWAS-ECCAS Joint Summit and the ECOWAS Summit Held in Lome on 30 and 31 July 2018, Respectively]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-on-the-outcomes-of-the-ecowas-eccas-joint-summit-and-the-ecowas-summit-held-in-lome-on-30-and-31-july-2018-respectivelyAddis Ababa, 1 August 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the outcome of the Joint Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), held in Lomé on 30 July 2018. This Summit, in which he participated, marked a new and important step in the efforts to meet the challenge of peace and security within both Communities, including through greater synergy of efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism.

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2018-08-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-of-the-african-union-on-the-outcomes-of-the-ecowas-eccas-joint-summit-and-the-ecowas-summit-held-in-lome-on-30-and-31-july-2018-respectively
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in the Comoros ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-the-comoros Addis Ababa, 29 July 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely following developments in the Comoros in the context of the constitutional referendum to be held on 30 July 2018. He expresses concern at the prevailing tension and differences among political stakeholders and at their potential consequences on the long-term stability of the archipelago.

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2018-07-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-the-comoros
<![CDATA[Communique on the arrival of the Chairperson of the Commission in Lome for the Joint ECCAS/ECOWAS Summit]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-arrival-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-in-lome-for-the-joint-eccas-ecowas-summitLomé/Addis Ababa, 29 July 2018: African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat arrived in Lomé, Togo, today, to participate in the joint Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on Peace, Security, Stability and the Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism.

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2018-07-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-arrival-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-in-lome-for-the-joint-eccas-ecowas-summit
<![CDATA[AU Peace and Security Council Concludes a Two-Day Field Mission to the Republic of Guinea Bissau ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-concludes-a-two-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-guinea-bissauBissau, 28 July 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 Guinea Bissau from 27 to 28 July 2018. The mission took place in the framework of the implementation of various decisions of the Council on the situation in Guinea Bissau, as well as within context of the implementation of the Conakry Agreement of the October 2016 and the 2016 Bissau Roadmap aimed at bringing the political crisis in Guinea Bissau to an end. The mission was also undertaken with a view to express support and solidarity to the preparation by the Guinea Bissau authorities of the upcoming legislative elections scheduled to take place on 18 November 2018.  The PSC Delegation strongly urged all political parties and all the other stakeholders to uphold their commitments to the on-going peace process by making necessary sacrifices, allow for full participation in resolving political differences, and to ensure that the planned elections scheduled for 18 November 2018 take place in a free, fair and credible manner, which will allow for the consolidation of Government institutions and create conducive conditions for reforms, including the necessary constitutional review for-the long term stabilization of the country.

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2018-07-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-concludes-a-two-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-guinea-bissau
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the end of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-end-of-the-ebola-outbreak-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congoAddis Ababa, 26 July 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the official announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 24 July 2018, of the end of the Ebola virus outbreak in the country. He commends the Congolese Government for its swift and effective response since the outbreak was declared on 8 May 2018 in the province of Equateur. The last case that tested negative was 42 days ago. This, as per the World Health Organization guidelines and International Health Regulations, marks the end of the outbreak.

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2018-07-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-end-of-the-ebola-outbreak-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
<![CDATA[ Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the barbaric attack recently perpetrated by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Chad]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-barbaric-attack-recently-perpetrated-by-the-boko-haram-terrorist-group-in-chadAddis Ababa, 22 July 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, learned with shock of the news of the attack perpetrated last Thursday by elements of the Boko Haram terrorist group against civilians in a Chadian locality in the Lake Chad Basin, not far from the border with Niger. He strongly condemns this barbaric attack, in which several people, including children, were slaughtered, and with others were wounded or abducted. He offers the condolences of the African Union to the bereaved families, as well as to the Government and people of Chad, and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded.

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2018-07-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-barbaric-attack-recently-perpetrated-by-the-boko-haram-terrorist-group-in-chad
<![CDATA[Briefing by Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, AU at the meeting of the UNSC on the cooperation between The UN and Regional and Subregional Organisations (African Union) New York, 18 July 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/briefing-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-au-at-the-meeting-of-the-unsc-on-the-cooperation-between-the-un-and-regional-and-subregional-organisations-african-union-new-york-18-july-2018BRIEFING BY AMBASSADOR SMAIL CHERGUI,

COMMISSIONER FOR PEACE AND SECURITY,

AFRICAN UNION  

AT THE MEETING OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS AND REGIONAL AND SUBREGIONAL ORGANISATIONS (AFRICAN UNION)

NEW YORK, 18 JULY 2018

Your Excellency Ms. Annika Söder, Deputy Foreign Minister of Sweden and President of the UN Security Council,

Distinguished Members of the Security Council,

Excellencies, distinguished participants,

Allow me, first of all, to warmly congratulate Sweden on assuming the Presidency of the Security Council for this month of July 2018. I commend your initiative for convening this timely and very important meeting on the Cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organizations (African Union), which takes place at the eve of the 12th Annual Consultations between the AU Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council.

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2018-07-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/briefing-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-au-at-the-meeting-of-the-unsc-on-the-cooperation-between-the-un-and-regional-and-subregional-organisations-african-union-new-york-18-july-2018
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-fifth-ministerial-meeting-of-the-guarantors-of-the-peace-security-and-cooperation-psc-framework-for-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-and-the-region1.    The representatives of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region held their fifth ministerial meeting in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, on 20 July 2018. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Jean-Claude Gakosso, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese abroad, representing the Chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and Chair of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the PSC Framework. It was attended by H.E. Manuel Augusto, Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Angola, representing the Chair of the Organ for Politics, Defense and Security of the Southern African Development Community (SADC); Amb. Abel Mxolisi Shilubane, representing H.E. Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa on behalf of the presidency of SADC; Mr. Saïd Djinnit, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region; Amb. Basile Ikouebe, the African Union Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the Great Lakes Region, and Amb. Zachary Muburi-Muita, ICGLR Executive Secretary. 

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2018-07-20 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-fifth-ministerial-meeting-of-the-guarantors-of-the-peace-security-and-cooperation-psc-framework-for-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-and-the-region
<![CDATA[Joint Communique issued by the members of the United Nations Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council 19 July 2018, New York ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-communique-issued-by-the-members-of-the-united-nations-security-council-and-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-19-july-2018-new-yorkThe members of the United Nations Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council held their 12th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting in New York on 19 July 2018.

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2018-07-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-communique-issued-by-the-members-of-the-united-nations-security-council-and-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-19-july-2018-new-york
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebration, 18 July 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-moussa-faki-mahamat-on-the-occasion-of-the-nelson-mandela-centenary-celebration-18-july-2018-1Today, the world commemorates the centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba, born in Mvezo, Eastern Cape, on 18 July 1918. On this momentous occasion, I extend my personal greetings and those of the African Union to the Government and people of South Africa and to all peace-loving people around the world.

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2018-07-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-moussa-faki-mahamat-on-the-occasion-of-the-nelson-mandela-centenary-celebration-18-july-2018-1
<![CDATA[Remarks by Political Affairs Commissioner Minata Samate-Cessouma on behalf of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the occasion of the Ethiopian Airlines inaugural flight between Addis Ababa and Asmara, 18 July 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/remarks-by-political-affairs-commissioner-minata-samate-cessouma-on-behalf-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-occasion-of-the-ethiopian-airlines-inaugural-flight-between-addis-ababa-and-asmara-18-july-2018Former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn,

Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gebremariam,

Permanent Representative of the State of Eritrea to African Union,

Ambassadors and members of diplomatic corps,

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Distinguished guests,

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2018-07-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/remarks-by-political-affairs-commissioner-minata-samate-cessouma-on-behalf-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-occasion-of-the-ethiopian-airlines-inaugural-flight-between-addis-ababa-and-asmara-18-july-2018
<![CDATA[Readout of the visit of the Chairperson of the African Commission to Cameroon ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/readout-of-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-commission-to-cameroonAddis Ababa, 16 July 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, undertook a 48-hour official visit to Cameroon from 12 to 14 July 2018. During his stay, he was received by President Paul Biya, with whom he had a long and substantive exchange of views during a one-to-one meeting followed by a working lunch. He also met with Prime Minister Philemon Yang and Minister of External Relations Lejeune Mbella Mbella. Furthermore, he visited the premises which provisionally house the Rectorate of the Pan-African University, where the Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo, officially handed him the model of the final headquarters to be built by Cameroon. The Chairperson of the Commission also addressed the students of the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon, during a meeting attended by members of the faculty, the Government and the diplomatic corps accredited in Cameroon. This address focused on the theme of continental integration and reform of the African Union in the light of the challenges currently facing the multilateral system.

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2018-07-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/readout-of-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-commission-to-cameroon
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the commission on the Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-relations-between-eritrea-and-ethiopia-1Addis Ababa, 16 July 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, commends the Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders for their steadfast efforts to enhance reconciliation, trust and cooperation between their two countries. The visit of President Isaias Afwerki to Ethiopia, from 14 to 16 July 2018, following that of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Eritrea, a week ago, marks a new and important milestone, and is a further testimony to their commitment.

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2018-07-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-relations-between-eritrea-and-ethiopia-1
<![CDATA[Appointment of AU High Representative on negotiations of European Union post 2020 agreement]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/comm-1Addis Ababa, 13 July 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has appointed Professor Carlos Lopes as his High Representative to support Member States in the negotiation of a new agreement with the European Union post-2020, taking into account the expiration of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement and the decisions of the AU-EU Summit held in Abidjan in November of 2017. This appointment was welcomed by the just-concluded African Union Summit in Nouakchott.

Prof. Lopes served as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from September 2012 to October 2016. He held several leadership positions in the United Nations system. He is currently a Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, and Visiting Professor at Sciences Po., Paris. He holds a PhD from the University of Pantheon Sorbonne, France, and has written extensively on development related issues.

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2018-07-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/comm-1
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-relations-between-eritrea-and-ethiopiaAddis Ababa, 9 July 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the Joint Declaration signed by President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed following the latter’s visit to Asmara on 8 and 9 July 2018. He commends the two leaders for choosing the courageous path of reconciliation, in the interest of their people, the region and Africa as a whole.

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2018-07-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-relations-between-eritrea-and-ethiopia
<![CDATA[Communique of the 783rd meeting of the AU PSC held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 30 June 2018, at the level of Heads of State and Government, on the situation in the Republic of South Sudan]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-783rd-meeting-of-the-psc-held-in-nouakchott-mauritania-on-30-june-2018-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-south-sudanThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 783rd meeting held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 30 June 2018, at the level of Heads of State and Government, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Republic of South Sudan:

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2018-07-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-783rd-meeting-of-the-psc-held-in-nouakchott-mauritania-on-30-june-2018-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-south-sudan
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Libya]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-libyaAddis Ababa, 1 July 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with concern the latest developments in the oil crescent in Libya.

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2018-07-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-libya
<![CDATA[The African Union High Level Ad Hoc Committee for South Sudan convenes on the margins of the African Union Summit]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-high-level-ad-hoc-committee-for-south-sudan-convenes-on-the-margins-of-the-african-union-summit-nouakchott-30-june-2018Nouakchott, 30 June 2018: The African Union High Level Ad Hoc Committee for South Sudan, convened its 7th meeting on the margins of the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments, in Nouakchott, under the chairmanship of President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa. The meeting was attended by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia of Algeria; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama and the Chief of Staff of President of Chad, Ms. Banata Tchale Sow. The meeting was also attended by the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Ethiopia State Minister of Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemene, as representative of the IGAD Chairperson, as well as by the AU High Representative for South Sudan, former President Alpha Omar Konare and the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui. 

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2018-06-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-african-union-high-level-ad-hoc-committee-for-south-sudan-convenes-on-the-margins-of-the-african-union-summit-nouakchott-30-june-2018