Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenSunday 09 December 2018 Sunday 09 December 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[Press release of the 27th meeting of the Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-of-the-27th-meeting-of-the-military-operations-coordination-committee-moccAddis Ababa, 5 December 2018: The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held its 27th Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 November 2018, hosted by the African Union (AU) Commission.

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2018-12-05 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-release-of-the-27th-meeting-of-the-military-operations-coordination-committee-mocc
<![CDATA[Press statement of the African Union High-Level Ad Hoc Committee for South Sudan visit to Juba]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-african-union-high-level-ad-hoc-committee-for-south-sudan-visit-to-jubaJuba, 5 December 2018: The Ambassadors of the member States of the African Union High Level Ad hoc Committee for South Sudan (C5) comprising of South Africa, Algeria, Chad, Nigeria and Rwanda visited South Sudan from 01 to 05 December 2018.

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2018-12-05 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-african-union-high-level-ad-hoc-committee-for-south-sudan-visit-to-juba
<![CDATA[Commissioner Chergui undertakes an official visit to Moscow]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/commissioner-chergui-undertakes-an-official-visit-to-moscowMoscow, 4 December 2018: The Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Ambassador Smaïl Chergui met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov. Ambassador Chergui and Mr Lavrov discussed plans to advance cooperation between the AUC and the Russian Federation and a range of security developments in the African continent.

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2018-12-04 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/commissioner-chergui-undertakes-an-official-visit-to-moscow
<![CDATA[The 814th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the preparation for the draft UN resolution on “cooperation between the United Nations and sub-regional organizations: the role of states, regional arrangement and United Nations in the prevention of conflicts”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-814th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-preparation-for-the-draft-un-resolution-on-cooperation-between-the-united-nations-and-sub-regional-organizations-the-role-of-states-regional-arrangement-and-united-nations-in-the-prevention-oThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 814th meeting, held on 3 December 2018, was briefed by the African Members in the United Nations Security Council( UNSC) (A3), namely, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia, on the preparation for the draft United Nations (UN) resolution on “cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and sub-regional organizations: the role of states, regional arrangement and United Nations in the prevention of conflicts”, to be presented to the UN Security Council in December 2018, under the Presidency of Cote d’Ivoire.

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2018-12-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-814th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-preparation-for-the-draft-un-resolution-on-cooperation-between-the-united-nations-and-sub-regional-organizations-the-role-of-states-regional-arrangement-and-united-nations-in-the-prevention-o
<![CDATA[Opening Address by the Commissioner Peace and Security of the AU Commission H.E. Amb. Smaïl Chergui to the 2nd General Assembly of the Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (Femwise-Africa)]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-address-by-the-commissioner-peace-and-security-of-the-au-commission-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-to-the-2nd-general-assembly-of-the-network-of-african-women-in-conflict-prevention-and-mediation-femwise-africaYour Excellency President Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia,

Honourable Ministers,

Madam Co-chairpersons of FemWise, your Excellencies Mme Catherine Samba-Panza and Dr. Speciosa Wandira,

Representatives from Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms,

Excellencies, from Diplomatic Corps,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

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2018-11-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/opening-address-by-the-commissioner-peace-and-security-of-the-au-commission-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-to-the-2nd-general-assembly-of-the-network-of-african-women-in-conflict-prevention-and-mediation-femwise-africa
<![CDATA[The 813th meeting of the AUPSC considered and adopted the African Union Policy on Conduct and Discipline for Peace Support Operations (AUPSOs) and the African Union Policy on the Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for PSOs]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-813th-meeting-of-the-aupsc-considered-and-adopted-the-african-union-policy-on-conduct-and-discipline-for-peace-support-operations-aupsos-and-the-african-union-policy-on-the-prevention-and-response-to-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-for-psosAddis Ababa, 29 November 2018: The Peace and Security Council (PSC) held its 813th Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 November 2018. The Meeting considered and adopted the African Union Policy on Conduct and Discipline for Peace Support Operations (AUPSOs) and the African Union  Policy on  the Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for PSOs.  The two policies were submitted to the PSC for consideration and adoption, pursuant to the Declaration of the 11th Ordinary Meeting of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS), held in Addis ababa, on 12 October 2018.

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2018-11-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-813th-meeting-of-the-aupsc-considered-and-adopted-the-african-union-policy-on-conduct-and-discipline-for-peace-support-operations-aupsos-and-the-african-union-policy-on-the-prevention-and-response-to-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-for-psos
<![CDATA[Communique of the 813th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on the Draft AU Policy on Conduct and Discipline for Peace Support Operations, as well as the AU Policy for Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peace Support Operations]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-813th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-on-the-draft-au-policy-on-conduct-and-discipline-for-peace-support-operations-as-well-as-the-au-policy-for-prevention-and-response-to-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-inThe Peace and Security Council (PSC/Council) of the African Union (AU), at its 813th meeting held on 29 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the Draft Policy on Conduct and Discipline for Peace Support Operations (PSOs) and the Draft Policy for Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for PSOs:  

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2018-11-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-813th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-on-the-draft-au-policy-on-conduct-and-discipline-for-peace-support-operations-as-well-as-the-au-policy-for-prevention-and-response-to-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-in
<![CDATA[Communique of the 2nd general assembly of the Network of African women in conflict prevention and mediation - Femwise-Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-2nd-general-assembly-of-the-network-of-african-women-in-conflict-prevention-and-mediation-femwise-africaThe African Network of Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (FemWise-Africa) – a network under the Panel of the Wise of the African Union (AU) – has convened its second General Assembly on 29-30 November 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the theme, “Silencing the Guns by 2020: Women’s Role in Preventing and Resolving Natural Resource-Related Conflicts”.

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2018-11-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-2nd-general-assembly-of-the-network-of-african-women-in-conflict-prevention-and-mediation-femwise-africa
<![CDATA[Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and Justice Equality Movement (JEM) commit to engage the Government of Sudan on the substantive issues]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/sudan-liberation-movement-slm-and-justice-equality-movement-jlm-commit-to-engage-the-government-of-sudan-on-the-substantive-issuesAddis Ababa, 23 November 2018: The African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui and the Joint Special Representative and Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur, Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, convened a meeting on the 22-23 November 2018 with the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), led by Mr. Minni Minawi and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) led by Dr. Gibril Ibrahim, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting discussed ways of re-energizing peace talks, with a view of breaking the current stalemate.

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2018-11-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/sudan-liberation-movement-slm-and-justice-equality-movement-jlm-commit-to-engage-the-government-of-sudan-on-the-substantive-issues
<![CDATA[The 812th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-812th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-fight-against-terrorism-and-violent-extremism-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 812th meeting, held on 23 November 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, considered the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in Africa and adopted the following decision:

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2018-11-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-812th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-fight-against-terrorism-and-violent-extremism-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communique of the 810th meeting of the PSC on the situation in the Horn of Africa, 22 November 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-810th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-the-horn-of-africa-22-november-2018The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 810TH meeting held on 22 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Horn of Africa:


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1.    Takes note of the briefings by Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security on the developments in the Horn of Africa, as well as the statements made by the representatives of the countries of the Horn of Africa, namely Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan;

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2018-11-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-810th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-the-horn-of-africa-22-november-2018
<![CDATA[The 811th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the activities of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan and the Horn of Africa]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-811th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-activities-of-the-au-high-level-implementation-panel-auhip-for-sudan-and-south-sudan-and-the-horn-of-africaThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 811th meeting held on 22 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the activities of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan and the Horn of Africa:

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2018-11-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-811th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-activities-of-the-au-high-level-implementation-panel-auhip-for-sudan-and-south-sudan-and-the-horn-of-africa
<![CDATA[Communique of the 809th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC), on the situation in Madagascar, 21 November 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-809th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-psc-on-the-situation-in-madagascar-21-november-2018COMMUNIQUÉ


The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 809th meeting, held on 21 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in Madagascar:

The Council,

1.     Takes note of the briefing given by the AU High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa,  Head of Election Observer Mission in Madagascar, former AU Commissioner for Peace and Security and Minister, Ramtane Lamamra and the presentation made by the Special Representative, Head of the AU Office in Madagascar , Amb. Hawa Youssouf Ahmed. Council further takes note of the Statements made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Madagascar to the AU, the representative of Namibia, the country holding the Chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and those of the United Nations and the European Union;

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2018-11-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-809th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-psc-on-the-situation-in-madagascar-21-november-2018
<![CDATA[Statement by Ambassador Smail Chegui, Commissioner for Peace and Security at the Security Council Open Debate on Peace and Security in Africa: Strengthening Peacekeeping Operations in Africa; 20 November 2018]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smail-chegui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-security-council-open-debate-on-peace-and-security-in-africa-strengthening-peacekeeping-operations-in-africa-20-november-2018Excellency Ma Zhaoxu, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations and President of the UN Security Council for the month of November

Distinguished Members of the Security Council;

The UN Secretary-General, His Excellency António Guterres

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Mr. President, on behalf of the African Union and on my own behalf, let me start by thanking you and the People’s Republic of China for demonstrating your unwavering support and commitment to peace and security in Africa.

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2018-11-20 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smail-chegui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-security-council-open-debate-on-peace-and-security-in-africa-strengthening-peacekeeping-operations-in-africa-20-november-2018
<![CDATA[Communique of the 807th meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) on: "Youth, Peace and Security"]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-807th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-psc-on-youth-peace-and-securityThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) dedicated its 807th meeting held on 8 November 2018, to an open session on the theme: “Youth, Peace and Security” in commemoration of the Africa Youth Day, and adopted the following decision:

 Council,

1. Takes note of the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Djibouti, H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Idriss Farah, in his capacity as the PSC Chairperson for the month of November 2018, as well as the statement of the Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, read on his behalf by the Director for Peace and Security, Dr. Admore Kambudzi. Council also takes note of the presentations made by Dr. Mahama Ouedraogo, the Director for Human Resource, Science and Technology and by Mr. Achaleke Christian Leke, on behalf of youth organizations working on peace and security in the African continent. Council further takes note of the statements made by AU Member States, representatives of Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution (RECs/RMs), AU partners and international organizations;

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2018-11-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-807th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-psc-on-youth-peace-and-security
<![CDATA[Communique of the 808th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC), on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 19 November 2018 ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-808th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-psc-on-the-situation-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-drc-19-november-2018COMMUNIQUE


The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 808th meeting, held on 19 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The Council,

1.    Takes note of the briefings made by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, as well as by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission and Head of the AU Liaison Office in the DRC, Ambassador Abdou Abarry on the situation in the DRC. Council also takes note of the statements made by the representatives of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ambassador Barnabé Kikaya Karubi, Diplomatic Advisor of the President, as well as that of Gabon, in its capacity as the Chairperson of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the representative of the United Nations Office to the AU;

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2018-11-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-808th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-psc-on-the-situation-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-drc-19-november-2018
<![CDATA[Communique of the 808th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council on the situation in Burundi]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-808th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-burundiThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 808th meeting, held on 19 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in Burundi.

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2018-11-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-808th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-burundi
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the situation in Gabon]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-situation-in-gabon

Addis Ababa, 17 November 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, in consultation with the Chairperson of the Union President Paul Kagame, wishes the President of Gabon H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba a quick and full recovery following an official announcement of his state of health.


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2018-11-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-situation-in-gabon
<![CDATA[Communiqué on the appointment of the Board of Trustees for the African Union Peace Fund ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-appointment-of-the-board-of-trustees-for-the-african-union-peace-fundAddis Ababa, 17 November 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, yesterday appointed the five African members of the Board of Trustees of the African Union Peace Fund. This decision marks a key step in the implementation of the Financing of the Union agenda, which is part of the ongoing institutional reform process.

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2018-11-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-appointment-of-the-board-of-trustees-for-the-african-union-peace-fund
<![CDATA[Remarks by Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security at the Official Launch of the African Union Peace Fund ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/remarks-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-official-launch-of-the-african-union-peace-fundExcellency President Paul Kagame, Chairperson of the African Union,

Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission,

Excellencies Heads of State and Government and other Heads of Delegation,

Representatives of the Regional Economic Communities, the Organs of the Union,

Representatives of partner institutions and countries,

Ladies and gentlemen

It gives me great pleasure to make some remarks at the official launch of the African Union Peace Fund. It has been a long, but certainly fulfilling journey to this point where the Peace Fund is becoming revitalized. 

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2018-11-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/remarks-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-official-launch-of-the-african-union-peace-fund
<![CDATA[Statement by Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, at the 66th Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of IGAD ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-66th-extraordinary-meeting-of-the-council-of-ministers-of-igad
  • Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of IGAD,
  • Excellencies Ministers of Foreign Affairs of IGAD member states,
  • Excellency the Executive Secretary of IGAD,
  • Excellency the Special Envoy of IGAD for South Sudan,
  • Excellencies Ambassadors and Special Envoys,
  • Excellency the Acting Chairperson of JMEC,
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    <![CDATA[Press statement of the 802nd PSC meeting on the situation in Libya]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-802nd-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-libyaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 802nd meeting held on 17 October 2018, received a briefing on the situation in Libya.

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    2018-11-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/press-statement-of-the-802nd-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-libya
    <![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the release of school children in Cameroon]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-release-of-school-children-in-cameroonAddis Ababa, 7 November 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes reports of the release of 79 schoolchildren who were abducted, together with members of the teaching staff, from their school in the North-West Region of Cameroon, on 5 November 2018.

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    2018-11-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-release-of-school-children-in-cameroon
    <![CDATA[The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security receives High Level Delegation from the Libyan National Army]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-receives-high-level-delegation-from-the-libyan-national-armyAddis Ababa, 2 November 2018: The African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, received today in the AU Headquarters, a High Level Delegation from the Libyan National Army, led by General Farag Almabrouk Abdulnabi Al Sawsaa.

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    2018-11-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-receives-high-level-delegation-from-the-libyan-national-army
    <![CDATA[Communiqué on the appointment of an African union Youth Envoy ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-appointment-of-an-african-union-youth-envoyAddis Abeba, 1 November 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today appointed Ms. Aya Chebbi from Tunisia as his Envoy for the Youth. This appointment is a follow-up to the relevant decisions of the African Union policy organs and part of the continental efforts to harness the demographic dividend, empower young people across Africa, and further mobilize them in pursuit of the aspirations outlined in Agenda 2063.

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    2018-11-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-appointment-of-an-african-union-youth-envoy
    <![CDATA[The 2nd U.S.-AU CVE week is held at the AU headquarters]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-2nd-u-s-au-cve-week-is-held-at-the-au-headquartersAddis Ababa, 1 November 2018:  The 2nd Annual United States–African Union Week on Countering Violent Extremism was held from 29 October to 1 November 2018, at the AU Headquarters. This annual event builds on the outcomes of the 1st U.S.-AU CVE Week that was held in 2017, and on the broader partnership between the AU and U.S. in peace and security.

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    2018-11-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/the-2nd-u-s-au-cve-week-is-held-at-the-au-headquarters
    <![CDATA[Declaration of the 9th African Union High-Level Retreat on the Promotion of Peace, Security and Stability “Strengthening African Union’s Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking Efforts”]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/declaration-of-the-9th-african-union-high-level-retreat-on-the-promotion-of-peace-security-and-stability-strengthening-african-union-s-conflict-prevention-and-peacemaking-efforts1. The 9th Annual High-Level Retreat of Special Envoys and Mediators on the Promotion of Peace, Security and Stability in Africa was convened in Accra, Republic of Ghana, from 25 to 26 October 2018, on the theme, “Strengthening African Union’s Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking Efforts”. This Retreat was organized by the African Union (AU) Commission and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana. The Retreat was supported by the Government of the Republic of Finland and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, with the African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) providing technical support in situ.

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    2018-10-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/declaration-of-the-9th-african-union-high-level-retreat-on-the-promotion-of-peace-security-and-stability-strengthening-african-union-s-conflict-prevention-and-peacemaking-efforts
    <![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the election of Madam Sahle-Work Zewde as the new President of Ethiopia]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-election-of-madam-sahle-work-zewde-as-the-new-president-of-ethiopiaAddis Ababa, 25 October 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the election, today, of Madam Sahle-Work Zewde as the new President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia by the Ethiopian parliament.

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    2018-10-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-election-of-madam-sahle-work-zewde-as-the-new-president-of-ethiopia
    <![CDATA[Communiqué on the visit of the Chairperson of Commission in the Republic of Guinea]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-commission-in-the-republic-of-guineaConakry/Addis Ababa, 25 October 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, yesterday, concluded his working visit to the Republic of Guinea. He arrived in Conakry on 23 October 2018 from Cotonou, Benin, where he conferred with President Patrice Talon and other senior officials in the country.

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    2018-10-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-on-the-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-commission-in-the-republic-of-guinea
    <![CDATA[Joint communiqué of the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union and the United Nations on the situation in Guinea-Bissau ]]>http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-communique-of-the-economic-community-of-west-african-states-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-on-the-situation-in-guinea-bissauAbuja, Addis Ababa and New York, 25 October 2018 - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and the United Nations are continuing to closely monitor the situation in Guinea-Bissau. The three organizations welcome the progress made toward stabilizing the country, thanks to the engagement of Guinea-Bissau stakeholders and the support provided by ECOWAS, in conjunction with the African Union and the United Nations. They note in particular the crucial role played by Professor Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, in his capacity as ECOWAS Mediator.

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    2018-10-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffohttp://www.peaceau.org/en/article/joint-communique-of-the-economic-community-of-west-african-states-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-on-the-situation-in-guinea-bissau