Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenThursday 27 February 2020 Thursday 27 February 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[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[AU Commission Chairperson welcomes the formation of the Government of National Unity in South Sudan]]>/en/article/au-commission-chairperson-welcomes-the-formation-of-the-government-of-national-unity-in-south-sudan22 February 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H. E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, congratulates the People and Government of the Republic of South Sudan on the successful formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU). He applauds the signatories to the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) for reaching this important milestone towards building a peaceful, stable, united and prosperous country.

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2020-02-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/au-commission-chairperson-welcomes-the-formation-of-the-government-of-national-unity-in-south-sudan
<![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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2020-02-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-executive-council-china-solidarity-statement-on-the-coronavirus
<![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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<![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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<![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
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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
<![CDATA[The 901st meeting of the Peace and Security Council on the Report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on the Situation in Somalia, including progress on the implementation of the Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]]>/en/article/the-901st-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-on-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-on-the-situation-in-somalia-including-progress-on-the-implementation-of-the-mandate-of-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisomAdopted by the Peace and Security Council during its 901stmeeting held on 13 December, 2019 on the Report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on the Situation in Somalia, including progress on the implementation of the Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM):

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2019-12-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-901st-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-on-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-on-the-situation-in-somalia-including-progress-on-the-implementation-of-the-mandate-of-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisom
<![CDATA[Communique of the 901st PSC meeting on the theme Strengthening Governance Systems in the Management of Natural Resources Between and Among Communities in Africa: Briefing on the “Bamako Declaration on Access to Natural Resources and Conflicts between Communities”]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-901st-psc-meeting-on-the-theme-strengthening-governance-systems-in-the-management-of-natural-resources-between-and-among-communities-in-africa-briefing-on-the-bamako-declaration-on-access-to-natural-resources-and-conflicts-between-commAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 901st meeting held on 13 December 2019, on the theme Strengthening Governance Systems in the Management of Natural Resources Between and Among Communities in Africa: Briefing on the “Bamako Declaration on Access to Natural Resources and Conflicts between Communities” adopted in Bamako, Mali on 29 November 2019.   

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2019-12-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-901st-psc-meeting-on-the-theme-strengthening-governance-systems-in-the-management-of-natural-resources-between-and-among-communities-in-africa-briefing-on-the-bamako-declaration-on-access-to-natural-resources-and-conflicts-between-comm
<![CDATA[Communique of the 899th meeting of the PSC held at ministerial level, on 5 December 2019, in Luanda, Angola, on the theme: “National Reconciliation, Restoration of Peace, Security and Rebuilding of Cohesion in Africa”]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-899th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-ministerial-level-on-5-december-2019-in-luanda-angola-on-the-theme-national-reconciliation-restoration-of-peace-security-and-rebuilding-of-cohesion-in-africaAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 899th meeting held at ministerial level, on 5 December 2019, in Luanda, Angola, on the theme: “National Reconciliation, Restoration of Peace, Security and Rebuilding of Cohesion in Africa”.    

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2019-12-05 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-899th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-ministerial-level-on-5-december-2019-in-luanda-angola-on-the-theme-national-reconciliation-restoration-of-peace-security-and-rebuilding-of-cohesion-in-africa
<![CDATA[Youth for Peace Ethiopia: Cross-Regional Dialogue and Experience Sharing Workshop, Building the capacity of Young People in nation building, governance and peacebuilding efforts]]>/en/article/joint-press-release-youth-for-peace-ethiopia-cross-regional-dialogue-and-experience-sharing-workshop-building-the-capacity-of-young-people-in-nation-building-governance-and-peacebuilding-effortsAddis Ababa, 29 November 2019: As part of wider efforts to build the capacity of young people in nation and peacebuilding processes, the Youth for Peace (Y4P) Africa Program of the African Union Commission, managed by its Peace and Security Department, in collaboration with the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Ministry of Peace (MoP) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, convened a two-day workshop themed: “Youth for Peace Ethiopia: Cross-regional Dialogue and Experience Sharing with youth representatives from Ethiopia and across the continent, from 26 to 27 November 2019, at the AU Headquarters.

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2019-11-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/joint-press-release-youth-for-peace-ethiopia-cross-regional-dialogue-and-experience-sharing-workshop-building-the-capacity-of-young-people-in-nation-building-governance-and-peacebuilding-efforts
<![CDATA[The African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) Holds the First Meeting of the Heads of its National Liaison Offices ]]>/en/article/press-release-the-african-union-mechanism-for-police-cooperation-afripol-holds-the-first-meeting-of-the-heads-of-its-national-liaison-officesAlgiers, Algeria – 28 November 2019: The African Union Mechanism for police cooperation (AFRIPOL) Secretariat held the first meeting for the Heads of its National Liaison Offices, in Algiers, Algeria, from 26-28 November 2019. The meeting enabled to clarification of the roles and responsibilities of the AFRIPOL National Liaison Offices in facilitating the implementation of AFRIPOL activities at national level.  Participants also received an update on the AFRIPOL Five-year strategic work plan (2020-2024) and the Regulations of the African Police Communication System (AFSECOM), as adopted by the Third General Assembly of AFRIPOL that was held from 2 to 3 October 2019, in Algiers, Algeria.

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2019-11-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-release-the-african-union-mechanism-for-police-cooperation-afripol-holds-the-first-meeting-of-the-heads-of-its-national-liaison-offices
<![CDATA[Joint final declaration of the tripartite visit of the Chairperson of the AU Commission and the Secretaries General of the OIF and the Commonwealth, Yaoundé, November 28th 2019 ]]>/en/article/joint-final-declaration-of-the-tripartite-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-and-the-secretaries-general-of-the-oif-and-the-commonwealth-yaounde-november-28th-2019
1. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Secretary General of the International Organization of la Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, undertook a tripartite visit to Yaounde, Cameroon, from 26 to 28 November 2019, in order to exchange views with the national actors on the Situation in Cameroon.

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2019-11-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/joint-final-declaration-of-the-tripartite-visit-of-the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-and-the-secretaries-general-of-the-oif-and-the-commonwealth-yaounde-november-28th-2019
<![CDATA[Communique of the 898th PSC meeting held on 28 November 2019, on the renewal of the mandate of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against the Boko Haram terrorist group]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-898th-psc-meeting-held-on-28-november-2019-on-the-renewal-of-the-mandate-of-the-multinational-joint-task-force-mnjtf-against-the-boko-haram-terrorist-groupAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 898th meeting held on 28 November 2019, on the renewal of the mandate of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against the Boko Haram terrorist group:

The Peace and Security Council,

Taking note of the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, H.E. Ambassador Rachid Benlounes, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the PSC for the month of November 2019, and the statement read by the AU Director for Peace and Security Department, Dr. Admore Kambudzi, on behalf of the Commissioner of Peace and Security, H.E Ambassador Smail Chergui; also taking note of the report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and AU support to the force as well as the presentation by the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Head of Mission of the MNJTF, H.E. Amb. Mamman Nuhu;  further taking note of the statements made by the representatives of the Republic of Niger, in its capacity as the Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Gabonese Republic, in its capacity as the Chair of the Economic Community of the Central African States (ECCAS);

Recalling its earlier decisions and pronouncements on the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group and efforts aimed at eradicating it, in particular Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM. (DCCCXVI)] adopted at its 816th held on 5 December 2018, Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.(CDLXXXVIII)] adopted at its 738th meeting held on 7 December 2017, Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCXXI)] adopted at its 721st meeting held on 28 September 2017, Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.(CDLXXXIX)] adopted at its 489th meeting held on 3 March 2015 and Communiqué [PSC/AHG/COMM. 2(CDLXXXIV)] adopted at its 484th meeting held on 29 January 2015;

 Also recalling the Final Communiqué of the Joint Summit of ECOWAS and ECCAS Heads of State and Government on Peace, Security, Stability and the fight against terrorism and violent extremism held on 30 July 2018 in Lomé, Togo; further recalling the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2349 (2017) which recognised the determination of the Member States of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) plus Benin to address the impact of Boko Haram terrorist activities

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2019-11-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-898th-psc-meeting-held-on-28-november-2019-on-the-renewal-of-the-mandate-of-the-multinational-joint-task-force-mnjtf-against-the-boko-haram-terrorist-group
<![CDATA[African Union Ministerial Conference on “Access to Natural Resources and Conflict between Communities” ]]>/en/article/media-advisory-african-union-ministerial-conference-on-access-to-natural-resources-and-conflict-between-communitiesRepresentatives of the media in Bamako, Mali, are invited to cover the opening and closing ceremonies of the African Union Ministerial Conference on “Access to Natural Resources and Conflict between Communities”, to be held in Bamako, Mali.

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2019-11-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/media-advisory-african-union-ministerial-conference-on-access-to-natural-resources-and-conflict-between-communities
<![CDATA[“Youth for Peace Ethiopia: Cross-regional Dialogue and Experience Sharing Workshop” 26-27 November 2019: Remarks by the Commissioner for Peace and Security Ambassador Smaïl Chergui ]]>/en/article/youth-for-peace-ethiopia-cross-regional-dialogue-and-experience-sharing-workshop-26-27-november-2019-remarks-by-the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-ambassador-smail-cherguiYour Excellency Minister of Peace, Muferihat Kamil

Esteemed participants,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure and honor to welcome you all here to the “Youth For Peace Ethiopia: Cross-Regional Dialogue and Experience Sharing Workshop.” I would like to begin by thanking the Ethiopian Government for the collaborative efforts to partner with the African Union Commission for this important initiative. I would also like to seize this moment to commend the Government and people of Ethiopia for their efforts to promote and ensure the empowerment and participation of the youth in peace and development initiatives in the country.

I am also very delighted to see our Ethiopian youth participants who have responded to the invitation to take part in this timely workshop. This is a clear demonstration of your aspirations and genuine commitment to advance the cause of peace and development in your country. Let me also express my sincere appreciation to our talented young women and men across the continent, which are playing cardinal roles towards the promotion of peace and nation building in their respective countries.

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2019-11-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/youth-for-peace-ethiopia-cross-regional-dialogue-and-experience-sharing-workshop-26-27-november-2019-remarks-by-the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-ambassador-smail-chergui
<![CDATA[Remarks by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, at the 3rd General Assembly meeting of the Femwise-Africa, 26 November 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia]]>/en/article/remarks-by-the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-ambassador-smail-chergui-at-the-3rd-general-assembly-meeting-of-the-femwise-africa-26-november-2019-addis-ababa-ethiopiaTHE 3RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING OF THE FEMWISE-AFRICA  

26 November 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Remarks by the Commissioner for Peace and Security

Ambassador Smaïl Chergui 

Venue: Small Conference Hall 4, China Building, AUC HQ

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2019-11-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/remarks-by-the-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-ambassador-smail-chergui-at-the-3rd-general-assembly-meeting-of-the-femwise-africa-26-november-2019-addis-ababa-ethiopia