Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenSunday 25 July 2021 Sunday 25 July 2021 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[African Union and Gulf of Guinea Commission Sign MoU on Technical Cooperation ]]>/en/article/african-union-and-gulf-of-guinea-commission-sign-mou-on-technical-cooperationAddis Ababa, 22 July 2021: H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, on behalf of Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with H.E. Ambassador Florentina Adenike Ukonga, Executive Secretary, Gulf of Guinea Commission. The MoU aims to strengthen collaboration between the African Union and the Gulf of Guinea Commission on issues of maritime security and safety, including the operationalization of the integrated strategy for the Seas and Oceans Horizon 2050 (AIM Strategy 2050) and the strategy of the Blue Economy of the African Union.

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<![CDATA[Statement by H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, on Nelson Mandela Day, Sunday 18 July 2021]]>/en/article/statement-by-h-e-ambassador-bankole-adeoye-au-commissioner-for-political-affairs-peace-security-on-nelson-mandela-day-sunday-18-july-2021Addis Ababa, Sunday 18 July 2021 – Today’s celebration to mark Nelson Mandela Day is critical given the context we find ourselves in, fighting a global pandemic whose effects have magnified existing fault lines and crises. The epidemic has made it challenging to meet the demands of social and economic justice. With many livelihoods burdened by daily hardships amidst conflict and instability, we must act to embrace peaceful means to conflict resolution. In light of today’s occasion, we pay homage to President Mandela’s life and reflect on our ability to have a positive effect in our communities and continent. In doing so we recognise our power as individuals to make a difference.  

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2021-07-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/statement-by-h-e-ambassador-bankole-adeoye-au-commissioner-for-political-affairs-peace-security-on-nelson-mandela-day-sunday-18-july-2021
<![CDATA[Communique of the 1007th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Status Report / Roadmap to the full Operationalization of the African Standby Force and the AU Continental Logistics Base, 8 July 2021 ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1007th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-status-report-roadmap-to-the-full-operationalization-of-the-african-standby-force-and-the-au-continental-logistics-base-8-july-2021COMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1007th meeting held on 8 July 2021 on the Status Report/Roadmap to the full Operationalization of the African Standby Force (ASF) and the AU Continental Logistics Base (CLB):

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2021-07-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1007th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-status-report-roadmap-to-the-full-operationalization-of-the-african-standby-force-and-the-au-continental-logistics-base-8-july-2021
<![CDATA[Communique of the 1006th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the consideration of the G-5 Sahel mandate, 6 July 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1006th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-consideration-of-the-g-5-sahel-mandate-6-july-2021COMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1006TH meeting held on 6 July 2021 on the consideration of the G-5 Sahel mandate,

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2021-07-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1006th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-consideration-of-the-g-5-sahel-mandate-6-july-2021
<![CDATA[Remarks by Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security during the launch of the Africa platform on children affected by Armed Conflicts, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 5 July 2021]]>/en/article/remarks-by-commissioner-for-political-affairs-peace-and-security-during-the-launch-of-the-africa-platform-on-children-affected-by-armed-conflicts-addis-ababa-ethiopia-5-july-2021

Excellencies,

Dear Colleagues,

Children’s Voices,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.

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<![CDATA[Virtual Launch of the Africa Platform on Children Affected by Armed Conflicts]]>/en/article/virtual-launch-of-the-africa-platform-on-children-affected-by-armed-conflictsThe African Union Commission (AUC) and Save the Children International (AU Liaison and Pan-Africa Office), wish to invite you to the Virtual Launch of the Africa Platform on Children Affected by Armed Conflicts, scheduled to take place on:

Monday 5 July 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm (EAT)

As part of the ongoing efforts to protect children affected by conflicts from the six (6) grave violations through policy making at the Continental level, the new African Platform on Children Affected by Armed Conflicts (AfCAAC) aims to serve as an advisory, advocacy and supportive mechanism to the AU agenda on child protection in situations of conflict.

We will therefore appreciate your participation in this virtual launch event.

Kindly follow this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOpojKJJUjt0rbi3hqdD3y2qs56tjDUf9SJsBrBlwXJX1sTw/viewform

Please find attached, concept note for your perusal:

Kindly follow this link to access the concept note:

http://www.peaceau.org/uploads/concept-note-for-africa-platform-on-caac-launch.pdf

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2021-07-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/virtual-launch-of-the-africa-platform-on-children-affected-by-armed-conflicts
<![CDATA[AU Peace and Security Council Undertakes a Four-Day Field Mission to the Central African Republic ]]>/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-undertake-a-four-day-field-mission-to-the-central-african-republicBangui, 28 June 2021: The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), under the Chairmanship of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Burundi to the AU, Ambassador Joel Nkurabagaya, arrived in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), on a four-day field mission from 28 June to 1 July 2021. The delegation is comprising Permanent Representatives of the following PSC Member States, namely: Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal and the Deputy Permanent Representative of Ethiopia, as well as the representatives of Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi and Nigeria.

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2021-06-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-undertake-a-four-day-field-mission-to-the-central-african-republic
<![CDATA[Communique of the 1004th meeting of the Peace and Security Concil of the African Union on the adoption of the Conclusions of the 13th Retreat of the Peace and Security Council, 17 June 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1004th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-concil-of-the-african-union-on-the-adoption-of-the-conclusions-of-the-13th-retreat-of-the-peace-and-security-council-17-june-2021COMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1004th meeting held on 17 June 2021, on the adoption of the Conclusions of the 13th Retreat of the PSC on the Review of its Working Methods in the Context of the AU Institutional Reforms and the Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism for the Implementation of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by the Year 2030,

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<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 1005th meeting of the PSC held on 21 June 2021, on the situation in the Great Lakes Region]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1006th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-21-june-2021-on-the-situation-in-the-great-lakes-regionCOMMUNIQUE

 Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at 1005th meeting held on 21 June 2021, on the Situation in the Great Lakes Region.

The Peace and Security Council,

Noting the opening remarks by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Burundi to the AU and PSC Chairperson for June 2021, H.E. Ambassador Joel Nkurabagaya and by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, as well as the presentations by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission for the Great Lakes Region and Head of the AU Liaison Office in Bunjumbura, in Burundi, H.E. Ambassador Basil Ekouebe and by the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Director for Peace and Security; also noting the statements by the Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the AU, H.E. Ambassador Ngandu’; the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the AU, H.E. Ambassador Francisco Jose da Cruz, on behalf of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Chairperson; and by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the AU and Head of the UN Office to the AU, H.E. Madame Hanah Tetteh;    

Recalling the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Region, signed in Addis Ababa, in February 2013, as well as the Communique of the meeting of the  Guarantors of the Framework Agreement, held on 27 January 2017;

Also recalling all its previous decisions and pronouncements on the situation in the Great Lakes Region, in particular, Communique [PSC/PR/COMM.(CMXCIV)], adopted at its 994th meeting, held on 22 January 2021, in which Council reiterated its request for the AU Commission to provide quarterly briefings to Council on the situation in the Great Lakes Region;

 

Reaffirming AU solidarity with the governments and people of the countries of the Great Lakes Region, as well as the unwavering commitment of the AU to continue to support them in addressing the root causes of the challenges facing their countries; 

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2021-06-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1006th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-21-june-2021-on-the-situation-in-the-great-lakes-region
<![CDATA[Joint Statement by the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security and Save the Children International on the Occasion of the Day of the African Child]]>/en/article/joint-statement-by-the-department-of-political-affairs-peace-and-security-and-save-the-children-international-on-the-occasion-of-the-day-of-the-african-childAddis Ababa June 16, 2021: In commemoration of the Day of the African Child (DAC), the AUC Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security and Save the Children International, join Africans throughout the continent in celebrating this special day. This presents a unique opportunity to reflect on the advances made towards realizing children rights as well as remaining challenges.

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2021-06-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/joint-statement-by-the-department-of-political-affairs-peace-and-security-and-save-the-children-international-on-the-occasion-of-the-day-of-the-african-child
<![CDATA[Tripartite Technical Workshop on enhancing Civil Society Organisations participation in the African Peace and Security Architecture ]]>/en/article/tripartite-technical-workshop-on-enhancing-civil-society-organisations-participation-in-the-african-peace-and-security-architectureSiavonga, 10 June 2021: The African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) has from June 8-10 been holding a joint technical workshop in Siavonga, Zambia, with the Commission of the African Union (AU) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), to develop a proposal on enhancing Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) engagement in the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA).

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2021-06-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/tripartite-technical-workshop-on-enhancing-civil-society-organisations-participation-in-the-african-peace-and-security-architecture
<![CDATA[Press statement of the 1002nd meeting of the PSC (open session) held on 8 June on the theme: “The Plight of Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Forced Displacement in Africa” ]]>/en/article/press-statement-of-the-1002nd-meeting-of-the-psc-open-session-held-on-8-june-on-the-theme-the-plight-of-refugees-internally-displaced-persons-idps-and-forced-displacement-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council of the African Union dedicated its 1002nd meeting held on 8 June 2021, to an open session on the theme: “The Plight of Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Forced Displacement in Africa”.

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2021-06-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-statement-of-the-1002nd-meeting-of-the-psc-open-session-held-on-8-june-on-the-theme-the-plight-of-refugees-internally-displaced-persons-idps-and-forced-displacement-in-africa
<![CDATA[Celebration of African Border Day]]>/en/article/celebration-of-african-border-dayAddis Ababa, 7 June 2021: The African Union and its Member States are celebrating the 11th edition of the African Border Day under the theme, “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”. This statutory commemoration is held in the context of the implementation of the African Union Border Programme (AUBP), which aims to sensitize stakeholders on the role of borders in promoting peace, security and stability, and to highlight the efforts of the AU Border Programme to promote and strengthen regional and continental integration.

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<![CDATA[Message from H.E. Bankole Adeoye, African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, on the occasion of the celebration of African Borders Day 7 June, 2021 ]]>/en/article/message-from-h-e-bankole-adeoye-african-union-commissioner-for-political-affairs-peace-and-security-on-the-occasion-of-the-celebration-of-african-borders-day-7-june-2021-1Africans, Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As in past years, we invite you to commemorate with us in the African Union, the 11th edition of the African Borders Day.

The AU theme of the year is: Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for building the Africa we want.

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<![CDATA[Press Release: Celebration of African Border Day ]]>/en/article/press-release-celebration-of-african-border-dayAddis Ababa, 7 June 2021:The African Union and its Member States are celebrating the 11th edition of the African Border Day under the theme, “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”.This statutory commemoration is held in the context of the implementation of the African Union Border Programme (AUBP),which aims to sensitize stakeholders on the role of borders in promoting peace, security and stability, and to highlight the efforts of the AU Border Programme to promote and strengthen regional and continental integration.

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<![CDATA[Communiqué of 1001st meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the situation in Mali, 1st of June 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-1001st-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-mali-1st-of-june-2021Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 1001st meeting held on 1 June 2021, on the situation in Mali.

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2021-06-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-1001st-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-situation-in-mali-1st-of-june-2021
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 1000th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the activities of the PSC since its establishment, in celebration of the Council’s 1000th meeting, 25 May 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1000th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-activities-of-the-psc-since-its-establishment-in-celebration-of-the-council-s-1000th-meeting-25-may-2021Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 1000thmeeting held on 25 May 2021, on the activities of the PSC since its establishment, in celebration of the Council’s 1000th meeting.

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2021-05-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1000th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-activities-of-the-psc-since-its-establishment-in-celebration-of-the-council-s-1000th-meeting-25-may-2021
<![CDATA[Joint Communique on the Situation in Somalia (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)]]>/en/article/joint-communique-on-the-situation-in-somalia-au-eu-igad-and-un1) The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations (UN) continue to follow very closely the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a further virtual meeting was held on 18 May 2021, with the participation of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; H.E. Amb. Rita Laranjinha, European Union, Managing Director for Africa; and H.E. Rosemary DiCarlo, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 997th meeting of the PSC held at the ministerial level on 18 May 2021, on the Situation in Libya]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-997th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-the-ministerial-level-on-18-may-2021-on-the-situation-in-libyaCOMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at 997th meeting held at the ministerial level on 18 May 2021, on the Situation in Libya.

The Peace and Security Council,

Noting the opening remarks made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, H.E. Mr. Sabri BOUKADOUM, the Chair of the PSC for May 2021, as well as the statement of the Chairperson of the Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, delivered on his behalf by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs Peace and Security, H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye; as well as the statements made by the representative of Libya; the representative of Democratic Republic of Congo, as Chairperson of the AU; the representative of the Republic of Congo as the Chairperson of the High Level Committee for Libya; the representative of the League of Arab States; and the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General and the Head of UNSMIL; also noting the briefing made by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission for Libya, H.E. Ambassador Wahida Ayari;

Recalling AU’s previous decisions and pronouncements on the situation in Libya, in particular, Decision [Assembly/AU/Dec.792(XXXIII)] adopted by the 33rd Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of States and Government held in February 2020; also recalling its previous decisions on the situation in Libya, in particular, communique [PSC/PR/COMM.(CMLXI)] adopted at its 961st meeting held on 3 November 2020;

Also reaffirming its support to the UN-facilitated Libyan-led and owned political process and reiterating strong commitment to the respect of the sovereignty, the territorial integrity, national unity, independence and sovereignty of Libya;

Reiterating AU’s support to the ongoing political process, led by Libyans with the facilitation of the UN; and

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

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2021-05-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-997th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-the-ministerial-level-on-18-may-2021-on-the-situation-in-libya
<![CDATA[Communique of the 996th meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on the consideration of the Report of the Fact Finding Mission to the Republic of Chad, 14 May 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-996th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-on-the-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-fact-finding-mission-to-the-republic-of-chad-14-may-2021Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 996th meeting held on 14 May 2021, on the consideration of the Report of the Fact Finding Mission to the Republic of Chad, in line with communique [PSC/BR/COMM.2(CMXCIII)], adopted at its 993rd  meeting held on 22 April 2021,

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2021-05-14 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-996th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-on-the-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-fact-finding-mission-to-the-republic-of-chad-14-may-2021
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 995th meeting of the African union Peace and Security Council on the commemoration of the International Day of Living Together in Peace, 13 May 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-995th-meetign-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-thecommemoration-of-the-international-day-of-living-together-in-peace-13-may-2021The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) dedicated its 995th meeting, held on 13 May 2021, to commemoration of the International Day of Living Together in Peace.

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2021-05-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-995th-meetign-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-thecommemoration-of-the-international-day-of-living-together-in-peace-13-may-2021
<![CDATA[Promoting skills for youth in post-conflict contexts through innovative partnerships]]>/en/article/promoting-skills-for-youth-in-post-conflict-contexts-through-innovative-partnershipsAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – Tuesday, 11 May 2021: In line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2019 between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Coalition on Media and Education for Development in Africa (CAFOR),  to provide a framework for integrating Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 in education policy and implementation at the country level, Mr Calixte Mbari, Acting Director for Governance and Conflict Prevention at the Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department of the AU Commission, met with Dr Lawalley Cole, Executive Director of CAFOR, to explore ways and means to provide vocational and technical training opportunities for youth in post-conflict contexts. 

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 994th meeting of the PSC held on 11 May 2021, on the protection of children in conflict situations in Africa]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-994th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-11-may-2021-on-the-protection-of-children-in-conflict-situations-in-africaAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 994th meeting held on 11 May 2021, on the protection of children in conflict situations in Africa,

The Peace and Security Council,

Noting the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and Chairperson of the PSC for May 2021, H.E Ambassador Salah Francis ELHAMDI, and the statements of the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, H.E Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, and the Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, H.E. Ambassador Amira El Fadil Mohammed Elfadil; Also noting the presentation made by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) Special Rapporteur for children affected by armed conflicts, H.E. Dr Robert Nanima; further noting the presentations providing an update on the state of children in situations of conflict in Africa made by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director and the representative of Save the Children International;

Recalling its previous decisions and pronouncements on the impact of armed conflicts and crises on children in Africa, mainly Communiques [PSC/PR/COMM.(CMLXV)] adopted at its 965th meeting held on 19 November 2020, [PSC/PR/COMM.(CMXXIV)] adopted at its 924th meeting held on  12 May 2020 and [PSC/MIN/COMM.2(DCLXI)] adopted at its 661st meeting at a ministerial-level held on 23 February 2017;

Concerned that the scourge of armed conflicts, in their various manifestations, in Africa continues to infringe on the liberties, the rights and the most basic needs of children with negative repercussions on their social and cognitive development, security, survival and well-being;

Encouraged by the AU Assembly Decision [Ext/Assembly/AU/Dec.1(XIV)] adopted during the 14th Extraordinary Session, which decided to “extend the implementation of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa for a period of ten years (2021-2030), with a periodic review every two years, within the context of Agenda 2063 for an Africa We Want”;

Faithful to the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, which recognizes the significance of taking appropriate measures to promote and protect the rights and welfare of the African child and, in this aspect, reiterating the fundamental importance to the Charter’s provisions and principles and the relevant Declarations and Assembly Decisions of the AU as well as the International Conventions on the rights and welfare of the child, and the broader human and people’s rights;

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


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2021-05-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-994th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-11-may-2021-on-the-protection-of-children-in-conflict-situations-in-africa
<![CDATA[Communique of the 994th meeting of the PSC held on 11 May 2021 on the situation in Somalia and the implementation of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)’s mandate ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-994th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-11-may-2021-on-the-situation-in-somalia-and-the-implementation-of-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisom-s-mandateAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 994th meeting held on 11 May 2021 on the situation in Somalia and the implementation of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)’s mandate,

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2021-05-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-994th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-11-may-2021-on-the-situation-in-somalia-and-the-implementation-of-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisom-s-mandate
<![CDATA[Communique of the African union Peace and Security Council 990th meeting on 13 April 2021 on the theme: “Consideration of the Report of the PSC Field Mission to Sudan, conducted from 30 March to 1 April 2021”.]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-990th-meeting-on-13-april-2021-on-the-theme-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-psc-field-mission-to-sudan-conducted-from-30-march-to-1-april-2021COMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 990th meeting on 13 April 2021 on the theme: “Consideration of the Report of the PSC Field Mission to Sudan, conducted from 30 March to 1 April 2021”.

 

The Peace and Security Council,

 

Taking note of the opening remarks by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Djibouti to the AU and Chairperson of the PSC for April 2021, H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Idriss Farah, as well as by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; also taking note of the presentation of the Report of the PSC Field Mission to Sudan presented by H.E. Ambassador Jean Njeri Kamau, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the AU and PSC  Chairperson for the month of March 2021;

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2021-05-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-990th-meeting-on-13-april-2021-on-the-theme-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-psc-field-mission-to-sudan-conducted-from-30-march-to-1-april-2021
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Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 993rd meeting, held on 27 April 2021, on the AU Human Rights Observers and Military Experts Mission in Burundi.

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2021-05-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-993rd-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-african-union-human-rights-observers-and-military-experts-mission-in-burundi-27-april-2021
<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the Commission welcomes the appointment of H.E. President John Mahama as AU High Representative for Somalia]]>/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-commission-welcomes-the-appointment-of-h-e-president-john-mahama-as-au-high-representative-for-somaliaThe Chairperson of the Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is pleased to announce the appointment of H.E John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, as his High Representative to Somalia. As the High Representative for Somalia’s political track, President Mahama will work with the Somali stakeholders, to reach a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of Somali elections in the shortest possible time. In fulfilling his mandate, the High Representative will be supported by AMISOM, to ensure that the mediation efforts and the peace support operation work together seamlessly.

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2021-05-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-commission-welcomes-the-appointment-of-h-e-president-john-mahama-as-au-high-representative-for-somalia
<![CDATA[Press Release on the 32nd meeting of the Coordination Committee (MOCC) on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]]>/en/article/press-release-on-the-32nd-meeting-of-the-coordination-committee-mocc-on-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisomAddis Ababa, 29th April, 2021: The 32nd Meeting of the Coordination Committee (MOCC) of the Troop and Police Contributing Countries (T/PCCs) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was held virtually on 28 April, 2021 at two levels: Ambassadors accredited to the African Union (AU), and Chiefs of Defence Staff and Chiefs/Commissioners of Police. The meetings were chaired by H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (C-PAPS) and attended by representatives of Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda, with the participation of AMISOM.

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2021-04-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-release-on-the-32nd-meeting-of-the-coordination-committee-mocc-on-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisom
<![CDATA[Press Release: The African Union Commission and the AU Peace and Security Council Undertake a Fact Finding Mission to the Republic of Chad]]>/en/article/press-release-the-african-union-commission-and-the-au-peace-and-security-council-undertake-a-fact-finding-mission-to-the-republic-of-chadN’Djamena, 29 April 2021: The African Union Commission, with the participation of the five (5)) Members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo in its capacity of Chairperson of the AU, arrived in N’Djamena, Chad today on a seven-day Fact-Finding Mission, from 29 April to 6 May 2021. The mission is led by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, along with the PSC Chairperson for the month of April 2021, H.E. Ambassador M. Idriss Farah of the Republic of Djibouti.

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2021-04-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-release-the-african-union-commission-and-the-au-peace-and-security-council-undertake-a-fact-finding-mission-to-the-republic-of-chad
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 990th PSC meeting on the theme: “Consideration of the Report of the PSC Field Mission to South Sudan, conducted from 24 to 26 March 2021”, 13 April 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-990th-psc-meeting-on-the-theme-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-psc-field-mission-to-south-sudan-conducted-from-24-to-26-march-2021-13-april-2021COMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 990th meetingon 13 April 2021 on the theme: “Consideration of the Report of the PSC Field Mission to South Sudan, conducted from 24 to 26 March 2021”.

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2021-04-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-990th-psc-meeting-on-the-theme-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-psc-field-mission-to-south-sudan-conducted-from-24-to-26-march-2021-13-april-2021