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Communique of the 752nd PSC Meeting on the Situation in the Republic of Guinea Bissau

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 752nd meeting, held on 13 February 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. Council, 1.  Takes note of the briefing made by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui and the statement…

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The 746th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Conclusions of the 1st Retreat of the Peace and Security Council Committee of Experts

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 746th meeting held on 17 January, 2018 considered the Conclusions of the 1st Retreat of the PSC Committee of Experts that was held from 11 to 16 December 2017, in Musanze, Rwanda, and adopted the following decision:  Council,  …

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Communique of the 748th AU PSC Meeting on the deployment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) contingent mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 748th meeting held on 24 January 2018, adopted the following decision on the deployment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) contingent mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho: Council, 1.  Takes note of the briefing made by the Secretariat of…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the situation in Kenya

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely following the evolution of the political situation in Kenya. In this respect, he notes with concern the organization by the National Super Alliance (NASA) of a ceremony during which Mr. Raila Odinga was “sworn-in” as the “people’s President…

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Commissioner Smail Chergui Meets with the African Union and United Nations Special Envoys on the African Union Mission in Somalia Funding Consultations

The Commissioner for Peace and Security briefed the Special Envoys on challenges facing the mission and some of the efforts that have been undertaken to secure predictable, sustainable and flexible funding

The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb. Smail Chergui, met with the AU and the UN Special Envoys on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) funding consultations, respectively Mr. Ramtane Lamamra and Mr. Jean-Marie Guéhenno. The Commissioner for Peace and Security briefed the Special Envoys on…

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Joint statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the situation in South Sudan

Joint statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the situation in South Sudan: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, strongly condemn the recent violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities,…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the Revitalization Process of the South Sudan Peace Agreement

Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the Revitalization Process of the South Sudan Peace Agreement: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the signing by the South Sudanese parties of an Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the American Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the solidarity of the African Union with the Palestinian people and its support to their legitimate quest for an independent and sovereign State with East Jerusalem as its capital

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, notes with deep concern the decision of the United States Government, announced today, to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. He regrets this decision, which will only increase tensions in the region and beyond and further…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the publication of the Electoral Calendar in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Chairperson of the Commission urges all the political actors to demonstrate a spirit of responsibility and to refrain from any statements or acts likely to heighten tension

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, notes with satisfaction the publication by the Independent National Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo of the electoral calendar for the combined Presidential, Legislative and Provincial elections, now scheduled for 23 December 2018. He recalls…

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Communiqué on the Meeting between the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the President of the Independent National Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterated the readiness of the African Union to accompany and support the electoral process

The African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, met yesterday with the President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Corneille Nangaa. This meeting was a follow-up to the meeting they had during the visit of the Chairperson of the Commission to Kinshasa,…