Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenFriday 10 April 2020 Friday 10 April 2020 5Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africa/images/logo-african-union-peace-and-security-by-kodjo-en.gif<![CDATA[Communique of the African Union (AU) Bureau of Heads of State and Government Teleconference Meeting held on 3 April 2020.]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-african-union-au-bureau-of-heads-of-state-and-government-teleconference-meeting-held-on-3-april-2020President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a second and follow-up teleconference meeting of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government, on 3 April 2020, to discuss the African response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The following members of the Bureau participated in the teleconference meeting: President Abdel Fattah al Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of the Republic of Mali, President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya, and President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat. 

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2020-04-06 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-african-union-au-bureau-of-heads-of-state-and-government-teleconference-meeting-held-on-3-april-2020
<![CDATA[7th Meeting of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region, 2 April 2020]]>/en/article/7th-meeting-of-the-guarantors-of-the-peace-security-and-cooperation-framework-for-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-and-the-region-2-april-20201. On 2 April 2020, the representatives of the Guarantor institutions of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSC Framework) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region held a consultative meeting via videoconference. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region, and the impact on the implementation of the PSC Framework, including the holding of the 10th Summit of the Regional Oversight Mechanism (ROM), and to exchange on recent peace and security developments in the Great Lakes region.

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2020-04-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/7th-meeting-of-the-guarantors-of-the-peace-security-and-cooperation-framework-for-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-and-the-region-2-april-2020
<![CDATA[Chairperson of the African Union Commission Calls on Belligerents to Stop Fighting]]>/en/article/chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-calls-on-belligerents-to-stop-fightingAddis Ababa, 27 March 2020: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, calls on all warring parties, where ever they may be in Africa and elsewhere, to immediately stop fighting and engage in lasting ceasefire to give a chance to peacemaking efforts. The outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, which is killing thousands and weakening economies across the globe, is a call on all humanity to do its utmost to defeat this pandemic.

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<![CDATA[Communique of the Chairperson on the Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria and Chad]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-chairperson-on-the-boko-haram-attacks-in-nigeria-and-chadAddis Ababa March 24, 2020: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with deep sadness of the deadly and quasi simultaneous attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram against a Chadian army position in the area of Boma, in the Lake Chad region, and a convoy of the Nigerian army in Konduga in Borno State, Nigeria.

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2020-03-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-chairperson-on-the-boko-haram-attacks-in-nigeria-and-chad
<![CDATA[Communiqué on working visit to São Tomé and Príncipe]]>/en/article/communique-on-working-visit-to-sao-tome-and-principeAddis Ababa, 13 March 2020: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat concluded a one-day working visit to São Tomé and Príncipe today.

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<![CDATA[The AUC Chairperson condemns the attack on the convoy of Sudanese Prime Minister ]]>/en/article/the-auc-chairperson-condemns-the-attack-on-the-convoy-of-sudanese-prime-minister09 Mars 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat condemns in the strongest terms the attack on the convoy of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok that occurred in Khartoum today.

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 915th PSC meeting on the situation in the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-915th-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-the-novel-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-outbreakAdopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 915th meeting held on 9 March 2020, on the situation in the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak,

The Peace and Security Council,

Mindful of the declaration, on 30 January 2020, by the World Health Organization, of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and its existential threat to human life, as well as its potentially devastating consequences on macro-economic fabric throughout the African Continent; also mindful of the fact that COVID-19 situation continues to evolve;

Welcoming the Communique adopted by the emergency meeting of African Ministers of Health on the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak, held on 22 February 2020, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 

Noting the opening statements by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Ambassador Crisantos Obama Ondo, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the PSC for the month of March 2020, and the briefing made by the Deputy Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma;

Acting under Article 7 of its Protocol, the Peace and Security Council:

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2020-03-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-915th-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-the-novel-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-outbreak
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 914th meeting of the PSC, 5 March 2020, on the reports by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) as well as the steps taken to position the APRM as an Early Warning Tool for Conflict Prevention]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-914th-meeting-of-the-psc-5-march-2020-on-the-reports-by-the-peer-review-mechanism-apmr-as-well-as-the-steps-taken-to-position-the-aprm-as-an-early-warning-tool-for-conflict-preventionThe Peace and Security Council,

 

Recalling decision [Assembly/AU/Dec.686 (XXX)] adopted by the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union held in January 2018, in Addis Ababa, in which the Assembly welcomed the steps taken to position the APRM as part of AU’s early warning tools for conflict prevention on the Continent. Also recalling its previous press statements, [PSC/PR/BR. (DCCCXIX)] adopted at its 819th meeting held on 19 December 2018, and [PSC/PR/BR. (DCCCXIX)] adopted at its 871st meeting held on 22 August 2019;

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2020-03-05 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-914th-meeting-of-the-psc-5-march-2020-on-the-reports-by-the-peer-review-mechanism-apmr-as-well-as-the-steps-taken-to-position-the-aprm-as-an-early-warning-tool-for-conflict-prevention
<![CDATA[Communique of the 913th PSC meeting on the situation in Darfur and the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) transition]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-913th-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-darfur-and-the-african-union-united-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid-transitionAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) at its 913thmeeting held on 3 March 2020, on the situation in Darfur and the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) transition,

The Peace and Security Council,

Recalling all its previous communiqués and press statements on the situation in Darfur and the activities of UNAMID, in particular, Communiqués [PSC/PR/COMM. (DCCCLXXXIV)], [PSC/PR/COMM. (DCCCXXIX)] and [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCCLXXXIX)] adopted at its 829th, 884thand 889th meetings held on 26 February 2019, 10 October 2019 and 24 October 2019, respectively, as well as UN Security Council resolutions 2363 (2017), 2296 (2016) and 2033 (2012);

Noting the statements made by the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the African Union, H.E. Ambassador Adeoye Bankole, in his capacity as the Acting Chairperson of the PSC for the month of March 2020, and the briefing made by the UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR), H.E. Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, on the activities of UNAMID and the situation in Darfur; also noting the statements made by the Representative of Sudan; and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa in his capacity as the current Coordinator of the African Members (A3) of the UN Security Council;

Inspired by the AU Theme of the year 2020 on Silencing the Guns – Creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development and the Decisions of the 33rd African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government held on 9-10 February 2020 in Addis Ababa, relating to the State of Peace and Security in Africa;

Acting under Article 7 of its Protocol, the Peace and Security Council:

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2020-03-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-913th-psc-meeting-on-the-situation-in-darfur-and-the-african-union-united-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid-transition
<![CDATA[Communique of the 912th PSC meeting on the Report of the PSC Field mission to the Republic of South Sudan undertaken from 18 to 20 February 2020]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-912th-psc-meeting-on-the-report-of-the-psc-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudan-undertaken-from-18-to-20-february-2020Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 912th Meeting held on 27 February 2020, on the Report of the PSC Field mission to the Republic of South Sudan undertaken from 18 to 20 February 2020.

The Peace and Security Council,

Recalling its previous communiqués, in particular communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCCXIV)] adopted at its 894th meeting held on 14 November 2019, in which, amongst others, the PSC decided to undertake a field visit to South Sudan in February 2020 before the expiration of the 100 days extension of the pre-transitional period; as well as its communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.(CMVI)] adopted at its 906th meeting held on 27 January 2019, in which the PSC reiterated its decision and agreed to undertake this visit during February 2020, intending to express AU’s solidarity to the Government and the people of South Sudan, as well as obtain the latest developments in the country;

Taking note of the statement by H.E. Ambassador Idriss Mohamed Farah of Djibouti in his capacity as the Chairperson of the PSC for the month of February 2020, and also noting the statements made by the representatives of the Republic of Sudan, as country chairing the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) and the Republic of South Africa, in its capacity as Chairperson of the AU Ad Hoc High Level Committee for South Sudan (C5);

Reaffirming the solidarity of the African Union with the people and the government of South Sudan in their aspirations to restore peace, stability and development in their country;

Acknowledging the efforts being deployed by the Government of South Sudan and all the parties, as well as the overall progress achieved to date in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (Revitalized Peace Agreement);

Acting under Article 7 of its Protocol, the Peace and Security Council:

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2020-02-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-912th-psc-meeting-on-the-report-of-the-psc-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudan-undertaken-from-18-to-20-february-2020
<![CDATA[The UN and the AU welcome the holding of the 4th quadripartite summit with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, and Angola ]]>/en/article/the-un-and-the-au-welcome-the-holding-of-the-4th-quadripartite-summit-with-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-uganda-rwanda-and-angola25 February 2020 - The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, Xia Huang, and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the Great Lakes region and Burundi, Basile Ikouébé, welcomed the communiqué of the Quadripartite Summit, which took place on 21 February 2020 in Gatuna/Katuna at the border between Rwanda and Uganda.

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2020-02-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-un-and-the-au-welcome-the-holding-of-the-4th-quadripartite-summit-with-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-uganda-rwanda-and-angola
<![CDATA[Communique of the 911th meeting of the PSC, held on 24 February, 2020, on the upcoming elections in Somalia and the future of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-911th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-24-february-2020-on-the-upcoming-elections-in-somalia-and-the-future-of-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisomAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 911th meeting held on 24 February, 2020, on the upcoming elections in Somalia and the future of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM):

The Peace and Security Council,

Noting the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the situation in Somalia, future of AMISOM and upcoming elections in Somalia, as well as statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Djibouti, H.E Ambassador Mohamed Idriss Farah, in his capacity as the PSC Chairperson for the month of February 2020, and a presentation made by Ambassador Francisco Madeira, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission in Somalia and Head of AMISOM; also noting the briefing made by the AU Commission Director for Political Affairs, Dr. Khabele Mathlosa, on the upcoming elections in Somalia; as well as statements made by the representative of the Republic of Sudan in its capacity as Chair of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD); the representative of the Republic of South Africa, as the Coordinator of the African Members of the United Nations Security Council (A3) and the representative of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU); 

Recalling its previous pronouncements on the situation in Somalia and AMISOM, particularly communique [PSC/PR/COMM.1(CMI)] adopted at its 901st meeting held on 13 December 2019; Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCCLXV)] adopted at its 865th meeting held on 7 August 2019; Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.1(DCCCXLVIII)] adopted at its 848th meeting held on 9 May 2019, as well as UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2472 (2019) of 31 May 2019.

Acting under Article 7 of its Protocol, the Peace and Security Council:

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2020-02-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-911th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-24-february-2020-on-the-upcoming-elections-in-somalia-and-the-future-of-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisom
<![CDATA[AU Peace and Security Council concludes a Three-Day Field Mission to the Republic of South Sudan ]]>/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-concludes-a-three-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudanJuba, 20 February 2020: In line with its mandate to promote and enhance peace and security in the Continent, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) undertook a field mission to the Republic of South Sudan from 18 to 20 February 2020. The Mission took place within the framework of the implementation of various decisions of the Council on the situation in South Sudan. In particular, the Council aimed at evaluating the status of implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed on 12 September 2018, given that the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGONU) is to be formed on 22 February 2020. Furthermore, the Mission aimed at expressing AU’s solidarity with the People and Government of South Sudan during this critical period in the history of the country. In this light, it is worth noting that this is the fourth field mission of the AUPSC to the Republic of South Sudan since October 2016.

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2020-02-20 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-concludes-a-three-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudan
<![CDATA[AU Commissioner for Peace and Security launches the inter departmental task force on Libya]]>/en/article/au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-launches-the-inter-departmental-task-force-on-libyaAddis Ababa, 17 February 2020:  The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, launched the AU Inter-Departmental Task Force on Libya composed of different departments of the African Union Commission (AUC) to support the implementation of the decisions of Heads of State and Government. The meeting comes on the heels of the Peace and Security Council Summit, the 33rd AU Assembly and the International Follow-up Committee on Libya (IFCL) meeting held in Munich on 16th February 2020.

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2020-02-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-launches-the-inter-departmental-task-force-on-libya
<![CDATA[The 910th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) on Ebola and Coronavirus outbreak - (Africa CDC)]]>/en/article/the-910th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-psc-on-ebola-and-coronavirus-outbreak-africa-cdcThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 910th meeting held on 13 February 2020, briefed by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Ebola and Coronavirus outbreak and the implications on peace and security in Africa.

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2020-02-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-910th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-psc-on-ebola-and-coronavirus-outbreak-africa-cdc
<![CDATA[Joint Communiqué: United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Eighteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa on 11 February 2020]]>/en/article/joint-communique-united-nations-african-union-joint-task-force-on-peace-and-security-holds-eighteenth-consultative-meeting-in-addis-ababa-on-11-february-2020Addis-Ababa, 11 February — The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its eighteenth consultative meeting at the African Union Headquarters in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia on 11 February 2020.

The meeting reviewed the status of the partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) with an update on the implementation of the Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security. The meeting also exchanged views on the situations in the Central African Republic (CAR), Libya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali and the Sahel region. Participants further discussed cooperation in support to elections in Africa.

The Joint Task Force further exchanged views on some of the opportunities and challenges with regard to the implementation of the AU-UN partnership, including the necessity to enhance a common understanding of the fundamentals of the partnership, respective approaches and expectations among the entities of the UN and the AU. This includes facilitation of strategic and operational coordination in the field where both organizations have a presence. The meeting therefore underscored the need for coordination and close cooperation among UN and AU field presences. Both sides also stressed the need for the inclusion of women in ongoing peace processes.

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2020-02-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/joint-communique-united-nations-african-union-joint-task-force-on-peace-and-security-holds-eighteenth-consultative-meeting-in-addis-ababa-on-11-february-2020
<![CDATA[Remarks by Amb. Ramtane Lamamra to the 33rd ordinary session of the Assembly of the Union on the implementation of the AU flagship project on Silencing the Guns within the context of the AU theme for 2020]]>/en/article/remarks-by-amb-ramtane-lamamra-to-the-33rd-ordinary-session-of-the-assembly-of-the-union-on-the-implementation-of-the-au-flagship-project-on-silencing-the-guns-within-the-context-of-the-au-theme-for-2020ADDIS ABABA, AU HEADQUARTERS, 9 - 10 FEBRUARY 2020

Your Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chair of the Union,
Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government, Distinguished Heads of Delegation,
Your Excellencies our Former Heads of States and former Leaders of the OAU/AU,
Esteemed Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
All Protocols observed,

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2020-02-09 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/remarks-by-amb-ramtane-lamamra-to-the-33rd-ordinary-session-of-the-assembly-of-the-union-on-the-implementation-of-the-au-flagship-project-on-silencing-the-guns-within-the-context-of-the-au-theme-for-2020
<![CDATA[COMMUNIQUE: Executive Council China solidarity statement on the Coronavirus ]]>/en/article/communique-executive-council-china-solidarity-statement-on-the-coronavirusIn the spirit of the strong strategic partnership existing between Member States of the African Union (AU) and the People’s Republic of China and cognizant of the fraternal historical ties and cooperation between them, at the end of the deliberations of the 36th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa from 6 to 7 February 2020, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the AU Member States expressed their solidarity with the government and people of the People’s Republic of China in their efforts to counter spread of the new coronavirus and to cope with its health and social ramifications.

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<![CDATA[The 906th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the situation in Sudan]]>/en/article/the-906th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-sudanThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 906th meeting, held on 30 January 2020, followed opening remarks by AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Ambassador Minata Soumate, as well as statements by the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan, Dr. Alsiddig Abdalaziz, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission to the Sudan, Ambassador Mohamed Belaiche, the United States Special Envoy for Sudan, Ambassador Donald Booth, on the situation in Sudan.

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2020-01-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-906th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-sudan
<![CDATA[Press Release of the 29th meeting of the Military Operations Coordination Committee]]>/en/article/press-release-of-the-29th-meeting-of-the-military-operations-coordination-committeeAddis Ababa, 28th January, 2020: The 29th Meeting of the AMISOM Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) was hosted by the Government of Uganda in Kampala, Uganda on 28th January, 2020, and chaired by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui. The meeting was attended by Chiefs of Defense Staff (CDS)/Police Chiefs and designated representatives of AMISOM Troop and Police Contributing Countries (T/PCCs) - Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Ghana as well as representatives of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS). The United Nations and European Union as well as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation and Turkey were also represented in the meeting.

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<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the AU Commission calls for restraint and dialogue in The Gambia]]>/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-calls-for-restraint-and-dialogue-in-the-gambia28 January 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, continues to closely monitor the evolving situation in The Gambia and has learnt with concern the recurrent protests, particularly those that took place in Banjul, on 26 January 2020.

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<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 905th meeting of the PSC, held on 27 January 2020, on the situation in the Republic of Guinea Bissau]]>/en/article/press-statement-of-the-905th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-27-january-2020-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-guinea-bissauPRESS STATEMENT

 

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 905th meeting, held on 27 January 2020, received a briefing on the situation in the Republic of Guinea Bissau.

Council took note of the briefings made by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Madam Minata Samate Cessouma, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission for Guinea-Bissau, Ambassador Ovidio Manuel Barbosa Pequeno, and statements by the Minister of Justice, of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, H.E. Madam Ruth Monteiro, as well as the statement made by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Liaison Office to the AU.

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2020-01-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-statement-of-the-905th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-27-january-2020-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-guinea-bissau
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 905th meeting of the Peace and Security Council on the situation in the Republic of South Sudan, 27 January 2020]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-905th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-south-sudan-27-january-2020Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 905th Meeting held on 27 January 2020, on the situation in the Republic of South Sudan.

The Peace and Security Council,

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2020-01-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-905th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-the-republic-of-south-sudan-27-january-2020
<![CDATA[The 904th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on role and activities of ICRC in Africa]]>/en/article/the-904th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-role-and-activities-of-icrc-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 904th meeting held on 16 January 2020, briefed by The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr. Peter Maurer on role and activities of ICRC in Africa.

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2020-01-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-904th-meeting-of-the-au-peace-and-security-council-on-role-and-activities-of-icrc-in-africa
<![CDATA[AU statement on Sayidka Junction bombing in Mogadishu]]>/en/article/au-statement-on-sayidka-junction-bombing-in-mogadishuAddis Ababa, 08 January 2020: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has learnt with great sadness of the car bomb attack at Sayidka Junction checkpoint in Mogadishu today. The terrorists have again shown no respect for life by indiscriminately targeting innocent men and women, students and young children. Their interest is to spread carnage, fear and destruction among the civilian population.

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<![CDATA[Press Release on the attack in Mogadishu]]>/en/article/press-release-on-the-attack-in-mogadishuAddis Ababa, 28 December 2019: The Chairperson of the Commission is deeply shocked by the attack this morning in Mogadishu in which dozens of innocent people who were going about their normal businesses were killed. Among the precious lives lost were university students; women and children the very future of Somalia, as well as Somali national security forces.

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2019-12-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-release-on-the-attack-in-mogadishu
<![CDATA[Declaration of the 12th Ordinary Meeting of the Specialised Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security, Cairo, Egypt 19 December 2019]]>/en/article/declaration-of-the-12th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialised-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-cairo-egypt-19-december-20191.  We, the members of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS) of the African Union (AU) met at the 12th Meeting in Cairo, Egypt and considered the Conclusions of the African Chiefs of Defence Staff and Heads of Safety and Security (ACDSS).

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2019-12-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/declaration-of-the-12th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialised-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-cairo-egypt-19-december-2019
<![CDATA[Press Release: Twelfth Ordinary Meeting of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security And fifteenth Ordinary Meeting of African Chiefs of Defense Staff and Heads of Safety and Security ]]>/en/article/twelfth-ordinary-meeting-of-the-african-union-specialized-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-and-fifteenth-ordinary-meeting-of-african-chiefs-of-defense-staff-and-heads-of-safety-and-security-african-union-member-states-commitments-towarAfrican Union Member States commitments towards silencing the Guns in Africa for a conflict-free Dispensation 

Cairo, 17 December 2019: The African Union (AU) will hold the 12th Ordinary Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety and Security (STCDSS) on Friday, 19 December 2019, at ALMASA Capital Hotel, in Cairo, Egypt, to consider and reflect on matters of peace and security with a view to providing policy directives, including those on the development of the African Standby Force (ASF), and its Rapid Deployment Capability, for implementation by Member States, Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution, as well as by the AU Commission and other relevant stakeholders. The meeting will be preceded by the 15th Ordinary Meeting of African Chiefs of Defence Staff (ACDS), and Heads of Safety and Security to be held on Thursday, 18 December 2019 and the Experts Meeting that is currently taking place from 15 to 17 December 2019. 

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2019-12-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/twelfth-ordinary-meeting-of-the-african-union-specialized-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-and-fifteenth-ordinary-meeting-of-african-chiefs-of-defense-staff-and-heads-of-safety-and-security-african-union-member-states-commitments-towar
<![CDATA[Preparatory Meeting of Experts for the 12th Ordinary Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security - Opening Statement by Dr. Admore Kambudzi, Director, Peace and Security]]>/en/article/15th-ordinary-meeting-of-african-chiefs-of-defence-staff-and-heads-of-safety-and-security-and-12th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialized-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-cairo-egyptopening-statement-by-dr-admore-kambudzi-director-peace-aMajor General Mohamed Saleh, Chair of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety and Security (STCDSS) Experts Meeting

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

Heads of Delegations and Generals,

Representatives of Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution,

Ladies and Gentlemen!

 

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2019-12-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/15th-ordinary-meeting-of-african-chiefs-of-defence-staff-and-heads-of-safety-and-security-and-12th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialized-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-cairo-egyptopening-statement-by-dr-admore-kambudzi-director-peace-a
<![CDATA[STCDSS Working Documents: The 12th Ordinary Meeting of The Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety and Security And 15th Ordinary Meeting of African Chiefs of Defense Staff And Heads of Safety And Security]]>/en/article/the-12th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialized-technical-committee-on-defense-safety-and-security-and-15th-ordinary-meeting-of-african-chiefs-of-defense-staff-and-heads-of-safety-and-securityCairo, Egypt
FROM 15 to 19 December 2019

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2019-12-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-12th-ordinary-meeting-of-the-specialized-technical-committee-on-defense-safety-and-security-and-15th-ordinary-meeting-of-african-chiefs-of-defense-staff-and-heads-of-safety-and-security