Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenWednesday 21 April 2021 Wednesday 21 April 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[Communiqué of the 989th meeting (open session) of the PSC held on 12 April 2021 on the theme “Prevention of the ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa”]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-989th-meeting-open-session-of-the-psc-held-on-12-april-2021-on-the-theme-prevention-of-the-ideology-of-hate-genocide-and-hate-crimes-in-africaCOMMUNIQUE

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 989th meeting (open session) held on 12 April 2021 on the theme “Prevention of the ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa”:

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2021-04-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-989th-meeting-open-session-of-the-psc-held-on-12-april-2021-on-the-theme-prevention-of-the-ideology-of-hate-genocide-and-hate-crimes-in-africa
<![CDATA[Joint Communique on the situation in Somalia (AU, EU, IGAD and UN) 10th April 2021]]>/en/article/joint-communique-on-the-situation-in-somalia-au-eu-igad-and-un-10th-april-20211)     The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU); InterGovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) are highly concerned by the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a virtual meeting was held on 9th April 2021, with 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 Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.

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2021-04-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/joint-communique-on-the-situation-in-somalia-au-eu-igad-and-un-10th-april-2021
<![CDATA[Concept note, programme and media advisory for 27th COMMEMORATION OF THE 1994 GENOCIDE AGAINST TUTSI IN RWANDA, 7 Apr 2021 ]]>/en/article/concept-note-programme-and-media-advisory-for-27th-commemoration-of-the-1994-genocide-against-tutsi-in-rwanda-7-apr-2021-127th COMMEMORATION OF THE 1994 GENOCIDE AGAINST TUTSI IN RWANDA 

What:       The 27th Commemoration of the 1994Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda.

Theme:     “Remember-Unite-Renew”.

When:        Wednesday,7th April 2021, starting from 11:00 a.m.

Where:       Nelson Mandela Hall of the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Virtual Event will take place on theZoom platform.

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     Who:         The Political Affairs, Peace and SecurityDepartment (PAPS) of the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Embassy of theRepublic of Rwanda in Ethiopia and Djibouti; Permanent Mission to the African Union and UNECA

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2021-04-06 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/concept-note-programme-and-media-advisory-for-27th-commemoration-of-the-1994-genocide-against-tutsi-in-rwanda-7-apr-2021-1
<![CDATA[Press Release: AU Peace and Security Council Undertakes a Three-Day Field Mission to the Republic of Sudan]]>/en/article/press-release-au-peace-and-security-council-undertakes-a-three-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-sudanKhartoum, 30 March 2021: The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), under the Chairmanship of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya, Ambassador Jean Njeri Kamau, arrived in Khartoum, Sudan, today, on a three-day field mission from 29 March to 1 April 2021. The delegation is comprising representatives of the following PSC Member States, namely: Burundi, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Senegal.

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2021-03-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-release-au-peace-and-security-council-undertakes-a-three-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-sudan
<![CDATA[Communique of the 987th meeting of the PSC held at the Ministerial level on 22 March 2021 on the theme "Women, Peace, Culture and Gender Inclusivity in Africa"]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-987th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-the-ministerial-level-on-22-march-2021-on-the-theme-women-peace-culture-and-gender-inclusivity-in-africa

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Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 987th meeting held at the Ministerial level on 22 March 2021 on the theme "Women, Peace, Culture and Gender Inclusivity in Africa":

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2021-03-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-987th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-the-ministerial-level-on-22-march-2021-on-the-theme-women-peace-culture-and-gender-inclusivity-in-africa
<![CDATA[AU Peace and Security Council Undertakes a Three-Day Field Mission to the Republic of South Sudan ]]>/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-undertakes-a-three-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudanJuba, 24 March 2021: The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), under the Chairmanship of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya, Ambassador Jean Njeri Kamau, arrived in Juba, South Sudan, today, on a three-day field mission from 24 to 26 March 2021.

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2021-03-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/au-peace-and-security-council-undertakes-a-three-day-field-mission-to-the-republic-of-south-sudan
<![CDATA[Communique of the 986th meeting of the PSC held on 18 March 2021, on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa: Emerging Challenges and Critical Lessons for Sustainable Peacekeeping Operations]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-986th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-18-march-2021-on-peacekeeping-operations-in-africa-emerging-challenges-and-critical-lessons-for-sustainable-peacekeeping-operationsCOMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its virtual 986th meeting held on 18 March 2021, on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa: Emerging Challenges and Critical Lessons for Sustainable Peacekeeping Operations,

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2021-03-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-986th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-18-march-2021-on-peacekeeping-operations-in-africa-emerging-challenges-and-critical-lessons-for-sustainable-peacekeeping-operations
<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Express Concern at the Situation in Somalia]]>/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-express-concern-at-the-situation-in-somaliaAddis Ababa, 22 March 2021: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, continues to monitor the developments in Somalia ahead of today's planned National Consultative Forum meeting to resolve the electoral impasse.

While the Chairperson is encouraged by the arrival in Mogadishu of leaders from all the Federal Member States, as well as other stakeholders, he is gravely concerned at reports that the meeting could take place without the participation of all the FMS Presidents. 

The Chairperson urges national stakeholders to engage in a constructive dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues within the framework of the 17 September 2020 agreement and the 16 February 2021 Baidoa Technical Committee recommendations for the good of the country and of all Somalis.

The Chairperson reaffirms the AU's commitment to continue supporting the people and Government of Somalia in their quest for an immediate organization of peaceful and transparent elections.

 

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2021-03-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-express-concern-at-the-situation-in-somalia
<![CDATA[Communique of the 984th meeting of the PSC held on 9 March 2021, on the follow up on the implementation of paragraph 15 of the decision on Silencing the Guns of the 14th Extraordinary Summit]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-984th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-march-2021-on-the-follow-up-on-the-implementation-of-paragraph-15-of-the-decision-on-silencing-the-guns-of-the-14th-extraordinary-summit-1COMMUNIQUÉ

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 984th meeting held on 9 March 2021, on the follow up on the implementation of paragraph 15 of the decision on Silencing the Guns of the 14th Extraordinary Summit:

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2021-03-19 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-984th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-march-2021-on-the-follow-up-on-the-implementation-of-paragraph-15-of-the-decision-on-silencing-the-guns-of-the-14th-extraordinary-summit-1
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Adopted by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 984th meeting held on 9 March 2021, on the follow up on the implementation of paragraph 15 of the decision on Silencing the Guns of the 14th Extraordinary Summit:

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2021-03-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-984th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-march-2021-on-the-follow-up-on-the-implementation-of-paragraph-15-of-the-decision-on-silencing-the-guns-of-the-14th-extraordinary-summit
<![CDATA[Communique of the 984th meeting of the PSC held at the level of Heads of State and Government on 9 March 2021 on the theme: “Sustainable Peace in Africa: Climate Change and its Effects on Peace and Security in the Continent”.]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-984th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-the-level-of-heads-of-state-and-government-on-9-march-2021-on-the-theme-sustainable-peace-in-africa-climate-change-and-its-effects-on-peace-and-security-in-the-continentCOMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) at its 984th meeting held at the level of Heads of State and Government on 9 March 2021 on the theme: “Sustainable Peace in Africa: Climate Change and its Effects on Peace and Security in the Continent”.

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2021-03-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-984th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-the-level-of-heads-of-state-and-government-on-9-march-2021-on-the-theme-sustainable-peace-in-africa-climate-change-and-its-effects-on-peace-and-security-in-the-continent
<![CDATA[AU-PAPS Commissioner At Maiden Outing Enjoins Peace and Security Council to Marshal the AU Governance and Peace Agenda ]]>/en/article/press-release-au-paps-commissioner-at-maiden-outing-enjoins-peace-and-security-council-to-marshal-the-au-governance-and-peace-agendaAddis Ababa, 16 March 2021: H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (AU-PAPS) today attended his maiden AU Peace and Security Council meeting in his capacity as AU-PAPS Commissioner. At the outset of his briefing, Commissioner Bankole thanked members of Council cum former colleagues for their support in his election and underscored his commitment to faithfully accompany the Peace and Security Council in its critical mandate to advance good governance, peace, stability and security in Africa.

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2021-03-16 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-release-au-paps-commissioner-at-maiden-outing-enjoins-peace-and-security-council-to-marshal-the-au-governance-and-peace-agenda
<![CDATA[African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs Peace and Security Takes Oath to Promote Good Governance, Peace and Stability ]]>/en/article/african-union-commissioner-for-political-affairs-peace-and-security-takes-oath-to-promote-good-governance-peace-and-stabilityAddis Ababa, 15 March 2021: H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, the newly elected African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (AU-PAPS) took his oath of office at 11:00am today, during the official swearing-in ceremony of the members of the AU Commission, which was presided by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the Commission.

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2021-03-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/african-union-commissioner-for-political-affairs-peace-and-security-takes-oath-to-promote-good-governance-peace-and-stability
<![CDATA[Communique of the 983rd meeting of the PSC held on 4 March 2021, on the theme “Unified role of the African Members in the United Nations (UN) Security Council (A3) in the UN Security Council”]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-983rd-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-4-march-2021-on-the-theme-unified-role-of-the-african-members-in-the-united-nations-un-security-council-a3-in-the-un-security-councilCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 983rd meeting held on 4 March 2021, on the theme “Unified role of the African Members in the United Nations (UN) Security Council (A3) in the UN Security Council”.

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2021-03-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-983rd-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-4-march-2021-on-the-theme-unified-role-of-the-african-members-in-the-united-nations-un-security-council-a3-in-the-un-security-council
<![CDATA[Press Release: African Union launches Continental Strategy for Better Integrated Border Governance]]>/en/article/press-release-african-union-launches-continental-strategy-for-better-integrated-border-governanceAddis Ababa, 5 March 2021: The African Union Border Programme (AUBP) has launched a Continental Strategy for Better Integrated Border Governance to enhance peace and security initiatives, bilateral cooperation as well as borderland development between and among neighboring countries.

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 982nd meeting of the PSC held on 25 February 2021, on the consideration of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on Elections in Africa held during the period from July to December 2020 and those held, as well as those to be held during the first quarter of 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-982nd-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-25-february-2021-on-the-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-elections-in-africa-held-during-the-period-from-july-to-december-2020-and-those-held-as-well-as-those-to-be-heCOMMUNIQUÉ 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 982nd meeting held on 25 February 2021, on the consideration of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on Elections in Africa held during the period from July to December 2020 and those held, as well as those to be held during the first quarter of 2021.

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 979th meeting of the PSC, held on 16 February 2021, on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR)]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-979th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-16-february-2021-on-the-situation-in-the-central-african-republic-carCOMMUNIQUE

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 979th meeting held on 16 February 2021, on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR):

The Peace and Security Council,                                                     

Noting the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ghana to the AU and Chairperson of the PSC for February 2021, H.E Ambassador Amma Admaa Twum-Amoah, and the statement by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, delivered by the Acting Director for Peace and Security Department, Ms. Fiona Lortan, as well as the presentation made by the Special Representative of the AU Chairperson (SRCC) for CAR, H.E Ambassador Bertino Matias Matondo; also noting the statements delivered by the representative of CAR, H.E Ambassador Fernad Poukre-Kono, Chairperson of the Economic Community of the Central African States (ECCAS) Commission, H.E Ambassador Gilberto da Piedada Verissimo, and the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Office to the AU, H.E Hanna Tetteh; 

Recalling its previous Communiqués and Press Statements on the CAR, including Communiqué [PSC/PR/1(CMLXXII)] adopted at its 972nd meeting held on 24 December 2020, Communiqué [PSC/PR/1(CMXXXVI)] adopted at its 936th meeting held on 10 July 2020, Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.2(DCCCXLIVIII)] adopted at its 868th meeting held on 14 August 2019, Communiqué  [PSC/PR/COMM.1 (DCCCXLIVIII)] adopted at its 848th meeting held on 9 May 2019,  and the Press Statement [PSC/PR/BR.1 (DCCCLXXXIV] adopted at its 884th meeting held on 10 October 2019;

Also recalling the Joint Communiqué of the AU, United Nations, ECCAS and EU issued on 4 December 2020; the Communiqué of the UN Secretary-General of 18 December 2020, and the Communique of the G5 + issued on 20 December 2020, as well as of the press release of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission of 21 December 2020 on the situation in the CAR;

Affirming the letter and spirit of the Conclusions of the 18th Ordinary Summit of ECCAS, held in Libreville, Gabon, on 27 November 2020 and the Final Communiqué of the Virtual Extraordinary Summit of Heads of ECCAS of 26 December 2020 on the Situation in the CAR;

Commemorating the second anniversary of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the CAR (APPR-CAR) signed on 6 February 2019 under the auspices of the AU and ECCAS;

Reaffirming the solidarity of the AU with the Government and people of the CAR and the commitment of the AU to respect the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the CAR;

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<![CDATA[Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the unfolding situation in Somalia]]>/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-unfolding-situation-in-somaliaAddis Ababa, 19 February 2021: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is deeply concerned at the deteriorating security and political situation in Mogadishu, which puts at risk all the gains made in Somalia in the last decade.

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 978th meeting of the PSC held on 9 February 2021, on the consideration of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in Somalia and the implementation of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) mandate ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-978th-meeting-held-on-9-february-2021-on-the-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-somalia-and-the-implementation-of-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisom-mandateCOMMUNIQUE

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 978th meeting held on 9 February 2021, on the consideration of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in Somalia and the implementation of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) mandate:

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2021-02-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-978th-meeting-held-on-9-february-2021-on-the-consideration-of-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-somalia-and-the-implementation-of-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-amisom-mandate
<![CDATA[Press Statement: Chairperson of the African Union Commission calls for the resolution of the Somali electoral impasse]]>/en/article/press-statement-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-calls-for-the-resolution-of-the-somali-electoral-impasseAddis Ababa, 8 February 2021: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat continues to closely monitor the developments in Somalia.

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2021-02-08 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-statement-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-calls-for-the-resolution-of-the-somali-electoral-impasse
<![CDATA[Joint Press Statement: International partners welcome meeting underway in Dhusamareb]]>/en/article/joint-press-statement-international-partners-welcome-meeting-underway-in-dhusamareb04 February 2021

Mogadishu - International partners* welcome the meeting among President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo and Federal Member State leaders now underway in Dhusamareb. It is crucial that all participants engage constructively to agree on the implementation of a national electoral process that respects the 17 September model.

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2021-02-06 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/joint-press-statement-international-partners-welcome-meeting-underway-in-dhusamareb
<![CDATA[Communique of 975th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on Peace, Security and Development: taking security challenges into account in financing development, 27 January 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-975th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-peace-security-and-development-taking-security-challenges-into-account-in-financing-development-27-january-2021COMMUNIQUE

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 975th meeting held on 27 January 2021, on Peace, Security and Development: taking security challenges into account in financing development:

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2021-02-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-975th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-peace-security-and-development-taking-security-challenges-into-account-in-financing-development-27-january-2021
<![CDATA[Communique of the 976th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council, on AU Guidelines on Elections in Africa in the Context of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Other Public Health Emergencies, 29 January 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-976th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-au-guidelines-on-elections-in-africa-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-and-other-public-health-emergencies-29-january-2021COMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 976th meeting held on 29 January 2021, on AU Guidelines on Elections in Africa in the Context of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Other Public Health Emergencies.

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2021-02-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-976th-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-au-guidelines-on-elections-in-africa-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-and-other-public-health-emergencies-29-january-2021
<![CDATA[Readout from call between Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the US Secretary of State]]>/en/article/readout-from-call-between-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-and-the-us-secretary-of-stateAddis Ababa, 29 January 2021: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had a telephone conversation today. They took the opportunity to exchange views on ways to enhance the strategic relationship between the United States of America and the African Union. In this respect, the Chairperson Faki reiterated his congratulations to the Secretary Blinken and the Biden Administration for reaffirming their attachment and commitment to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Paris Climate Agreement, as one of their first decisions upon taking office.

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2021-01-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/readout-from-call-between-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-and-the-us-secretary-of-state
<![CDATA[Adoption of the African Union Doctrine on Peace Support Operations by the 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security ]]>/en/article/adoption-of-the-african-union-doctrine-on-peace-support-operations-by-the-3rd-extraordinary-meeting-of-the-specialized-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-securityAddis Ababa, 30 January 2021: The 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS) was convened virtually on 29 and 30 January 2021, under the Chairmanship of H.E. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans of the Republic of South Africa, and in the presence of H.E. Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the AU Commission. The Ministerial Meeting was preceded by the Preparatory Meeting of Experts and the Meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff, Heads of Safety and Security held on 29 and 30 January 2021 respectively. The meeting considered and adopted the AU Doctrine on Peace Support Operations as a document that provides strategic guidance for the planning, conduct, management and liquidation of AU Peace Support Operations (PSOs).

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2021-01-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/adoption-of-the-african-union-doctrine-on-peace-support-operations-by-the-3rd-extraordinary-meeting-of-the-specialized-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security
<![CDATA[Declaration of the 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the Specialised Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security held virtually via ZOOM online Platform on 30 Janaury 2021 ]]>/en/article/declaration-of-the-3rd-extraordinary-meeting-of-the-specialised-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-held-virtually-via-zoom-online-platform-on-30-janaury-20211. We, the members of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS) of the African Union (AU) met at the 3rd Extraordinary Meeting held virtually via Zoom Online Platform and considered the recommendations of the Meeting of the African Chiefs of Defence and Heads of Safety and Security (ACDSS) held on 30 January 2021, which was preceded by a Meeting of Experts held on 29 January 2021.

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2021-01-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/declaration-of-the-3rd-extraordinary-meeting-of-the-specialised-technical-committee-on-defence-safety-and-security-held-virtually-via-zoom-online-platform-on-30-janaury-2021
<![CDATA[Communique of the 974th meeting of the PSC held on 22 January 2021, on the situation in the Great Lakes Region]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-974th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-22-january-2021-on-the-situation-in-the-great-lakes-regionCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 974th meeting held on 22 January 2021, on the situation in the Great Lakes Region,

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2021-01-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-974th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-22-january-2021-on-the-situation-in-the-great-lakes-region
<![CDATA[Press Release: The AU Commission Welcomes the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons]]>/en/article/press-release-the-au-commission-welcomes-the-entry-into-force-of-the-treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weaponsAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – 22 January 2021: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the entry into force, today 22 January 2021, of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), in accordance with its article 15 (1). He notes that this global historic landmark, reaffirms the AU commitment towards the achievement of a world free of nuclear weapons. He further notes that the treaty is a welcome contribution to towards realizing global peace and security through nuclear disarmament.

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2021-01-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-release-the-au-commission-welcomes-the-entry-into-force-of-the-treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons
<![CDATA[Communique of the 973rd meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Multinational Joint Task Force against the Boko Haram, 18 January 2021]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-973rd-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-multinational-joint-task-force-against-the-boko-haram-18-january-2021COMMUNIQUE

 

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its virtual 973rd meeting held on 18 January 2021, considered the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against the Boko Haram and adopted the following decision:

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2021-01-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-973rd-meeting-of-the-african-union-peace-and-security-council-on-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-multinational-joint-task-force-against-the-boko-haram-18-january-2021
<![CDATA[Statement attributable to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the Secretary-General of the United Nations]]>/en/article/statement-attributable-to-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-and-the-secretary-general-of-the-united-nationsThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat and the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres refer to the decisions respectively made by the African Union Peace and Security Council in communiqué PSC/PR/COMM. (CMLXVIII) of 30 November 2020 and the United Nations Security Council in resolution 2559 (2020) of 22 December 2020, to terminate the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). 

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2020-12-31 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/statement-attributable-to-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-and-the-secretary-general-of-the-united-nations