Addis Ababa, 21 February 2012: The Peace and Security Department of the Commission of the African Union (AU) briefed a group of 15 undergraduate students from the University of Toronto on Tuesday, 21 February 2012, at the African Union Headquarters, on peace and security related issues within the Continent.


The students were visiting the AU Headquarters as part of a study abroad program. On behalf of the Department, Dr. Admore Kambudzi, Secretary of the AU Peace and Security Council, briefed the students on the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) which is Africa’s blueprint for the promotion of peace, security and stability on the continent. He further gave an overview of the gains made by the AU in the area of peace and security from 2004 to date.


The students also received briefings by focal persons from the following Departments of the AUC: Political Affairs, Economic Affairs, Social Affairs, Rural Economy and Agriculture, and Human Resources Science and Technology (HRST). The students later visited the AU Situation Room, which is an integral part of the Continental Early Warning System (CEWS) and is tasked to monitor on situations of simmering, potential and actual conflicts, as well as post-conflict situations in Africa.


Posted by Lulit Kebede

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