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The African Union High Level Ad-Hoc Committee for South Sudan Convenes on the Margins of the African Union Summit

The Ad-hoc Committee exchanged views on how to more effectively enhance its support to and cooperation with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in the ongoing efforts to resolve the conflict in South Sudan

The African Union High Level Ad Hoc Committee for South Sudan, convened its 7th meeting on the margins of the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments, in Nouakchott, under the chairmanship of President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa. The meeting was attended by President…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the United States unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, expresses deep concern at the decision of the United States Government to unilaterally withdraw from the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) on the Iran nuclear programme and reimpose sanctions on Iran. He notes that the International Atomic…

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Press Release of the African Union Peace and Security Council during its field mission to the Republic of Sudan

The PSC mission intends to engage various interlocutors to assess the current security trends in the mission area

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU is in Sudan for a four (4) day-field mission to Khartoum and Darfur, Sudan, from 5 to 9 May 2018. During its visit, the PSC delegation, led by Ambassador Hope Tumukunde, Permanent Representative of Rwanda and Chairperson of the PSC for…

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Communique of the 769th meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) on the Somalia Transition Plan

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 769th meeting, held on 30 April 2018, received a briefing on the Somalia Transition Plan, and adopted the following decision: Council,  1.    Takes note of the statement made by the Acting Director for Peace and Security Department, Dr.…

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Opening speech by H.E. Amb. SmaÏl Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security during the High Level Seminar: Sustaining Peace African Women Mediators in focus

Opening speech by H.E. Amb. SmaÏl Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security during the High Level Seminar: Sustaining Peace African Women Mediators in focus: Your Majesty Queen of Belgium, Your Excellency Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Didier Reynders  Your Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs of…

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Press Statement of the 762nd PSC meeting on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 762nd meeting held on 9 April 2018, received a briefing on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”. Council took note of the presentations…

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Conclusions of the Fifth Meeting of the African Union High Level Committee on Libya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 April 2018

Conclusions of the Fifth Meeting of the African Union High Level Committee on Libya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 April 2018: 1.    The AU High Level Committee on Libya convened its 5th meeting, at ministerial level, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 April 2018. The meeting was chaired by the Minister…

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The African Union Peace and Security Council starts its field mission to the Republic of South Sudan

During its visit, the PSC delegation, led by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Permanent Representative of Nigeria and Chairperson of the PSC for the month of April 2018, will express its solidarity to the people and leadership of South Sudan

 The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU is in South Sudan for a five (5) day-field mission. During its visit, the PSC delegation, led by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Permanent Representative of Nigeria and Chairperson of the PSC for the month of April 2018, will express its solidarity to…

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Communique of the 761st Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting on the prevention of ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 761st meeting held on 5 April 2018, received a briefing on the prevention of ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa and adopted the following decision: Council: 1.  Takes note of the briefings made by the AU Commissioner…