Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenFriday 05 June 2020 Friday 05 June 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[Communiqué of the 926th meeting of the PSC held on 19 May 2020, on the update on the progress in controlling the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its impact in Africa ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-926th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-19-may-2020-on-the-update-on-the-progress-in-controlling-the-novel-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-and-its-impact-in-africaCOMMUNIQUÉ

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 926th meeting held on 19 May 2020, on the update on the progress in controlling the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its impact in Africa,

The Peace and Security Council,

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<![CDATA[Communique for the 927th meeting of the PSC held on 21 May 2020, on the situation in Darfur and the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Transition]]>/en/article/communique-for-the-927th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-21-may-2020-on-the-situation-in-darfur-and-the-african-union-united-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid-transitionCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 927th meeting held on 21 May 2020, on the situation in Darfur and the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Transition,

 

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2020-05-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-for-the-927th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-21-may-2020-on-the-situation-in-darfur-and-the-african-union-united-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid-transition
<![CDATA[Joint Statement by the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict ]]>/en/article/joint-statement-by-the-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-the-european-parliament-intergroup-on-children-s-rights-and-the-special-representative-of-the-secretary-general-for-children-and-armed-conflictNew York, 25 May 2020 – Today marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC). In this juncture, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Smail Chergui and the Co-Chair of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights, Mr. David Lega join their voices with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba to urge all outstanding Member States to sign and ratify the OPAC and fulfill the promise made to children two decades ago that they would not be involved in armed conflict.  The adoption of OPAC was a milestone and within the past 20 years has contributed to releasing more than 145,000 boys and girls from armed forces and armed groups and preventing the recruitment and use of more millions of children.

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2020-05-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/joint-statement-by-the-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-the-european-parliament-intergroup-on-children-s-rights-and-the-special-representative-of-the-secretary-general-for-children-and-armed-conflict
<![CDATA[Commemoration of AFRICA DAY: Statement by Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, 25 May 2020]]>/en/article/commemoration-of-africa-day-statement-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-25-may-2020Commemoration of 

AFRICA DAY

Statement by Ambassador Smail Chergui, 

 Commissioner for Peace and Security

 25 May 2020

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<![CDATA[Communique for the 924th PSC Meeting on the Impact of COVID-19 on Children in Africa 12 May 2020]]>/en/article/communique-for-the-924th-psc-meeting-on-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-children-in-africa-12-may-2020                                                               COMMUNIQUÉ

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 924th meeting held on 12 May 2020, on the on the Impact of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the security and welfare of children in Africa,

The Peace and Security Council,

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2020-05-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-for-the-924th-psc-meeting-on-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-children-in-africa-12-may-2020
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the recent developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)]]>/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-african-union-commission-on-the-the-recent-developments-related-to-the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-gerdAddis Ababa, 22 May 2020: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the recent developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and commends the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Sudan for agreeing to resume technical level engagements through their Water Ministers to resolve outstanding differences and reach an amicable solution. 

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2020-05-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-african-union-commission-on-the-the-recent-developments-related-to-the-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-gerd
<![CDATA[Communique of the meeting of the Contact Group on Libya, 19 May 2020]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-meeting-of-the-contact-group-on-libya-19-may-20201. At the invitation of the President of the Republic of The Congo and Chairman of the African Union High Level Committee on Libya and of the Contact Group, the members of the Contact Group of the High Level Committee, namely: H.E Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Current Chairman of the African Union, , H.E Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E Abdelaziz Djerrad, Prime Minister  of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, H.E Mahamet Zene Cherif, Minister of Foreign Affairs  des Affaires Etrangères, the Republic of Chad, considered the situation in Libya.

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<![CDATA[MEET THE AFRICAN YOUTH AMBASSADORS FOR PEACE]]>/en/article/meet-the-african-youth-ambassadors-for-peaceIntroduction

In September 2018, the Peace and Security Department (PSD) of the African Union Commission (AUC) launched the Youth for Peace (Y4P) Africa program with the primary
objective of facilitating the meaningful participation of African youth in all spectrums of Peace and Security and dissuading their participation in violence. At the 807th meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC), which doubled as the inaugural open session on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) in November 2018, the PSC requested the Commission to appoint five (5) regional African Youth Ambassadors for Peace (AYAP) to work with the AU Youth Envoy in championing the promotion of peace and security on the continent. In tandem with the communiqué of the 807th meeting of the PSC, the Y4P Africa program in collaboration with the RECs/RMs and the AU Youth Envoy launched a call for application to all African youth and afterwards shortlisted 15 applicants, three (3) from each of the five (5) regions of Africa for a training and assessment workshop in November 2019. The training and assessment workshop provided a platform to sensitize the 15 applicants on the AU normative frameworks and operations on peace and security and also accorded an opportunity for the RECs/RMs, AUC and development partners to assess the capacity and competence of the youth, a development that facilitated the selection of one AYAP per region. The selected AYAPs were presented to the PSC at its second open session on YPS in November 2019 for consideration and approval. Subsequently, on recommendation by the PSC, the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments held in February 2020 endorsed the appointment of the AYAPs. In collaboration with the relevant RECs/RMs and AU, the AYAPs are elected for a two-year non-renewable tenure and are mandated to advocate and promote the mainstreaming and inclusion of young Africans in peace and security by amplifying their contributions and resilience, challenges and encouraging policy and programmatic actions to address the challenges and enhance their contributions. 

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<![CDATA[ Communiqué of the 923rd online meeting of the PSC on the situation in Somalia and renewal of AMISOM mandate, Thursday 7 May 2020]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-923rd-online-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-somalia-and-renewal-of-amisom-mandate-thursday-7-may-2020COMMUNIQUE

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 923rd meeting held on 7 may 2020, on the Situation in Somalia and Renewal of the Mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM):

 

The Peace and Security Council,

Noting the remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the AU and Chairperson of the PSC for May 2020, H.E, Ambassador Professor Mafa Sejanamane, as well as the statement made by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, the briefing provided by Ambassador Francisco Madeira, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, and the statements made by the representatives of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)  and the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU);

Further noting the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the situation in Somalia and renewal of AMISOM mandate;

Recalling its previous decisions and pronouncements on the situation in Somalia and AMISOM, particularly Communique [PSC/PR/COMM(CMXI)], adopted at is 911th meeting held on 24 February 2020; 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; and 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.

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2020-05-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-923rd-online-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-somalia-and-renewal-of-amisom-mandate-thursday-7-may-2020
<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of The African Union Commission (AUC) on the landmark arrest of Félicien Kabuga ]]>/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-auc-on-the-landmark-arrest-of-felicien-kabugaAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18 May 2020: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission,Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the news of the  landmark arrest of Félicien Kabuga, considered to be  the financier of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. Kabuga was arrested in France on 16 May 2020 after 23 years on the run from justice.

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2020-05-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-auc-on-the-landmark-arrest-of-felicien-kabuga
<![CDATA[Communique of the 922nd PSC Meeting held on 6 May 2020, on the spread, control and implications of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-922nd-psc-meeting-held-on-6-may-2020-on-the-spread-control-and-implications-of-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-in-africaCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 922nd meeting held on 6 May 2020, on the spread, control and implications of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa,

The Peace and Security Council,

Noting the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the AU and PSC Chairperson for the month of May 2020, H.E. Ambassador Professor Mafa Sejanamane, as well as the update on the spread, control and implications of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa that was provided by the Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa-CDC), Dr. John Nkengasong;

Deeply concerned about the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the African Continent and all its attendant peace and security ramifications, as well as socio-economic impact in the Member States;   

Acknowledging the relentless efforts being deployed by the AU Commission through  the Africa-CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution (RECs/RMs), as well as the private sector, philanthropists and civil society organizations, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the efforts being deployed by the AU Chairperson and President of the Republic of South Africa H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa;

Also acknowledging the positive results of necessary measures being implemented by Member States to effectively prevent the spread of the pandemic, including testing, contact tracing and treatment of people infected by the COVID-19, as well as lockdowns and enforcement of personal hygiene practices; 

Mindful of the importance of ensuring that no efforts are spared in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic until it is completely eradicated from the Continent and the need for Member States to build the necessary resilience and capacity to fight similar future pandemics;

Also mindful of the strategic partnership that exists between the AU and the United Nations,  particularly the AU PSC and the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the area of peace and security in Africa, especially the primary responsibility of the Security Council of promoting international peace and security as stipulated in the UN Charter;

Recalling all its previous decisions on COVID-19 pandemic, including Communique [PSC/PR/COMM. (CMXXI)], adopted at its 921st meeting held on 28 April 2020;

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<![CDATA[Press Release: Signing of Agreements between the African Union and the People’s Republic of China]]>/en/article/press-release-signing-of-agreements-between-the-african-union-and-the-people-s-republic-of-chinaAddis Ababa, 8 May 2020: The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, and the Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the AU, H.E. Ambassador Liu Yuxi, signed at the AU Headquarters, two (2) Agreements for the provision by China of equipment to support the enhancement of the African Standby Force (ASF), the Group of the 5 countries fighting the Armed Terrorist Groups in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad), as well as Mozambique, South Sudan and Tanzania. This donation is in the framework of the long-standing partnership between the African Union and the People’s Republic of China in the domain of peace and security in the Continent.

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2020-05-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-release-signing-of-agreements-between-the-african-union-and-the-people-s-republic-of-china
<![CDATA[Remarks by Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui, AU PSC meeting on AMISOM, 8 may 2020]]>/en/article/remarks-by-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-au-psc-meeting-on-amisom-8-may-2020H.E Professor Mafa Sejanamane, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the AU and Chair of the PSC for the month of May 2020

Distinguished Members of the Peace and Security Council;

Ladies and gentlemen,

Let me begin by congratulating the Kingdom of Lesotho for assuming the Chairmanship of the Peace and Security Council for the Month of May 2020, and also express gratitude to the Members of the Peace and Security Council for convening this virtual meeting. As the Commission, we are pleased with the way this Council has ensured it remain seized on peace and security issues on the continent, despite the challenges posed by the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic.

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2020-05-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/remarks-by-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-au-psc-meeting-on-amisom-8-may-2020
<![CDATA[Communique of the 921st PSC virtual meeting held on 28 April 2020, on the Situation of Refugees, Internally Displace Persons, Migrants and Peacekeepers in Africa, in the context of the COVID-19 Situation ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-921st-psc-virtual-meeting-held-on-28-april-2020-on-the-situation-of-refugees-internally-displace-persons-migrants-and-peacekeepers-in-africa-in-the-context-of-the-covid-19-situationCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 921st meeting held on 28 April 2020, on the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, returnees, migrants and peacekeepers in Africa  in the context of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation,

The Peace and Security Council,

Noting the opening remarks made by  H.E. Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the AU and PSC Chairperson for the month of April 2020, as well as  the briefings made by the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, H.E. Mrs. Amira Elfadil Mohammed and  the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs H.E. Mrs. Minata Samate Cessouma; also noting the statement made by the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC), Mr. Peter Maurer;

Mindful of the disproportionate and multifaceted humanitarian challenges faced by refugees and IDPs, which include lack of basic social services; also mindful of the plight of   peacekeepers in the line of duty to ensure peace and protection of civilians, public institutions and infrastructure in conflict zones in parts of the African Continent, which has been further compounded by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the plight of illegal African migrants in various parts of the world who are being subjected to compulsory deportations;

Deeply concerned about the negative impact of ongoing violence waged by terrorist organizations and armed groups in some parts of Africa, which undermine efforts being deployed in the fight against the COVID-19 and also deeply concerned about  the total disregard and violation,  by belligerents, terrorist organizations and armed groups, of the clarion call made by the Chairperson of the Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat and the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Antonio Guterres for all belligerents to fully embrace and uphold the Global Ceasefire in order to facilitate efforts being deployed in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic; and

Recalling all its previous decisions on COVID-19 and the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa and the 2009 African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa and emphasizing the need for full inclusion of internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees and migrants, as well as peacekeepers, in COVID-19 responses across the continent;

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<![CDATA[Remarks of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat at the virtual Summit of the non-Aligned Movement, on 4 May 2020 ]]>/en/article/remarks-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-h-e-moussa-faki-mahamat-at-the-virtual-summit-of-the-non-aligned-movement-on-4-may-2020Excellencies Heads of State and Government,

Mr. President of the UN General Assembly,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

First of all, I would like to congratulate His Excellency Ilham Aliev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Current Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement, on having taken the initiative to convene this meeting, devoted to the response of the Non-Aligned Movement to Covid-19.

I hasten to stress that this Conference is very much in line with the tragic reality of the moment. All the countries of the world face, within their borders, the unprecedented challenges of fighting against this pandemic.

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<![CDATA[ Communiqué High Level Meeting on Somalia]]>/en/article/communique-high-level-meeting-on-somalia
  • The High-Level Virtual Meeting on Somalia took place on 29 April 2020, co-chaired by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the African Union (AU) attended by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), United Nations (UN), Turkey, United Kingdom and United States also attended the meeting;
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    <![CDATA[Communiqué of the Teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government with Chairpersons of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the African Union Held on 29 April 2020]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-teleconference-meeting-of-the-bureau-of-the-assembly-of-the-african-union-au-heads-of-state-and-government-with-chairpersons-of-the-regional-economic-communities-recs-of-the-african-union-held-on-29-april-2020His Excellency, President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government with the Chairpersons of the AU Regional Economic Communities (RECs) on 29 April 2020.

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    2020-05-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-teleconference-meeting-of-the-bureau-of-the-assembly-of-the-african-union-au-heads-of-state-and-government-with-chairpersons-of-the-regional-economic-communities-recs-of-the-african-union-held-on-29-april-2020
    <![CDATA[The INTERPOL Support Programme for the African Union in relation to AFRIPOL is launched]]>/en/article/the-interpol-support-programme-for-the-african-union-in-relation-to-afripol-is-launchedAlgiers, Algeria – 28 April2020: The three-year “INTERPOL Support Programme for the African Union in Relation to AFRIPOL” was launched today 28 April 2020. The online ceremony was presided over by the Executive Director of AFRIPOL, Dr. Tarek A. Sharif, and INTERPOL’s Global Outreach and Regional Support Director, Ms. Roraima Andriani.

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    <![CDATA[Communique of the 920th meeting of the PSC held on 21 April 2020 on the consideration of the renewal of the mandate of the G5 Sahel Joint Force and the draft Strategic Concept Note on planning for the deployment of 3000 strong force to counter terrorism and violent extremism in the Sahel region]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-920th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-21-april-2020-on-the-consideration-of-the-renewal-of-the-mandate-of-the-g5-sahel-joint-force-and-the-draft-strategic-concept-note-on-planning-for-the-deployment-of-3000-strong-force-to-counter-terrorismCOMMUNIQUE

     

    Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 920th meeting held on 21 April 2020 on the consideration of the renewal of the mandate of the G5 Sahel Joint Force and the draft Strategic Concept Note on planning for the deployment of 3000 strong force to counter terrorism and violent extremism in the Sahel region,

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    2020-04-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-920th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-21-april-2020-on-the-consideration-of-the-renewal-of-the-mandate-of-the-g5-sahel-joint-force-and-the-draft-strategic-concept-note-on-planning-for-the-deployment-of-3000-strong-force-to-counter-terrorism
    <![CDATA[Communique of the 30th meeting of the Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC)]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-30th-meeting-of-the-military-operations-coordination-committee-moccAddis Ababa, 26th April, 2020: The 30th Meeting of Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Troop Contributing Countries and Federal Government of Somalia was held by Video conference (VC) on 21 April, 2020. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security and attended by Chiefs of Defense Forces (CDF) of Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Somalia, representative of CDS of Ethiopia and Head UNSOS, ASG Ambassador Lisa Filipetto. The CDS of Djibouti could not participate due to technical reasons.

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    <![CDATA[Communique on the 917th PSC Meeting held on 9 April 2020 on the humanitarian situation in the countries affected by desert locusts invasion in Africa]]>/en/article/communique-on-the-917th-psc-meeting-on-desert-locusts-outbreak-held-on-9-april-2020COMMUNIQUÉ

     

    Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) at its 917thmeeting held on 9 April 2020, on the humanitarian situation in the countries affected by desert locusts invasion in Africa,

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    <![CDATA[Communiqué of the 918th meeting of the PSC held on 14 April 2020, on the impact of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on peace and security in Africa]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-918th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-14-april-2020-on-the-impact-of-the-novel-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-outbreak-on-peace-and-security-in-africaCOMMUNIQUÉ

     

    Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 918th meeting held on 14 April 2020, on the impact of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on peace and security in Africa,

     

    The Peace and Security Council,

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    <![CDATA[Communiqué of the 917th Meeting of the PSC held online on 9 April 2020, on the situation in South Sudan]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-917th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-online-on-9-april-2020-on-the-situation-in-south-sudan

    COMMUNIQUE

    Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 917th Meeting held online on 9 April 2020, on the situation in South Sudan.

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    2020-04-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-917th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-online-on-9-april-2020-on-the-situation-in-south-sudan
    <![CDATA[OpED: Peace and Security amidst COVID-19 by H.E Amb. Smail Chergui AU Commissioner for Peace and Security ]]>/en/article/oped-peace-and-security-amidst-covid-19-by-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-au-commissioner-for-peace-and-securityThe outbreak of COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the global order, impacting our social, economic and political efforts across the globe including Africa. According to figures by the Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC), over 17,247 Africans have been infected with almost 910 of those succumbing to the disease. The African Union (AU) in collaboration with its partners has led interventions to contain the spread of COVID-19 on the continent with the leadership rallying to ensure robust preparedness for the aftermath of the pandemic. The impact of COVID-19 cannot be overstated with research indicating a potential global recession. Africa is predicted to be the most affected due to losses in revenue streams and decline of 3-8% in GDP in 2020 alone. The pandemic is not just a health issue, the implications are far reaching on the socio-economic, political and security spheres; a development that poses the critical question on Africa’s ability to absorb the socio-economic and political consequences of COVID-19.

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    2020-04-17 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/oped-peace-and-security-amidst-covid-19-by-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security
    <![CDATA[African Union Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa Appoints Special Envoys to Mobilise International Economic Support for Continental Fight Against COVID-19]]>/en/article/african-union-chair-president-cyril-ramaphosa-appoints-special-envoys-to-mobilise-international-economic-support-for-continental-fight-against-covid-19April 12, 2020 The Chairperson of the African Union, President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr Donald Kaberuka, Mr Tidjane Thiam and Mr Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of the African Union to mobilise international support for Africa’s efforts to address the economic challenges African countries will face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    2020-04-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/african-union-chair-president-cyril-ramaphosa-appoints-special-envoys-to-mobilise-international-economic-support-for-continental-fight-against-covid-19
    <![CDATA[Communique of the Bureau of the African Union (AU) Executive Council Teleconference Meeting held on Thursday, 9 April 2020]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-bureau-of-the-african-union-au-executive-council-teleconference-meeting-held-on-thursday-9-april-2020Dr. Naledi Pandor, the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Executive Council and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa convened a teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the AU Executive Council on 9 April 2020. All Members of the Bureau, as follows, took part in the teleconference: Mrs. Marie Tumba Nzeza, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Mrs. Rachelle Omano, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya, and Mr. Tiébilé Dramé, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali.

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    2020-04-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-bureau-of-the-african-union-au-executive-council-teleconference-meeting-held-on-thursday-9-april-2020
    <![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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    2020-03-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-calls-on-belligerents-to-stop-fighting
    <![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