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21 Feb 2018 description
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Djibouti, 20 February 2018 – H.E Mr. Anicet-Georges Dologuélé, Head of the Election Observation Mission of the African Union (AU) to the upcoming legislative elections in the Republic of Djibouti, and former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic met on Monday 19 February 2018, with H.E Mr. Abdi Ibrahim Absieh, President of the Constitutional Council of Djibouti in the presence of Mrs. Fahima Abdi, Secretary General of the same institution and other collaborators.

13 Feb 2018 description
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Communiqué de Presse Nº022/2018

L’Union africaine déploie des observateurs de Court Terme dans le cadre des élections législatives du 23 février en

République de Djibouti

Addis-Abéba, 12 février 2018: Le Président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine, Son Excellence Moussa Faki Mahamat, a autorisé le déploiement d’une Mission d’observation de court terme (OCT) dans le cadre des élections législatives du 23 février 2018 en République de Djibouti. Les observateurs arriveront à Djibouti le 15 février et y séjourneront jusqu’au 2 mars 2018.

04 Dec 2015 description
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Le Conseil de Paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), à sa 558ème réunion tenue le 19 Novembre 2015, a tenu une session publique, consacrée au thème: «L'impact d’El Nino sur la paix, la sécurité et la stabilité en Afrique et les conséquences humanitaires ».

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

13 Oct 2014 description
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Khartoum, the Sudan, 13 October 2014: Experts and senior officials from the African Union, UN Agencies and the Horn of African countries, partners countries and organizations, gathered at a meeting opened today 13 October 2014, in the Police Club House, Khartoum, the Sudan, in preparation for the African Union Regional Ministerial Conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the Horn of Africa.

21 Aug 2014 description

Statement by the Governments of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen; the African Union; the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development; the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia; the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees upon conclusion of Ministerial Meeting of the High Commissioner’s Global Initiative on Somali Refugees in Addis Ababa on 20 August 2014

15 Feb 2012 description
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Libreville, le 11 février 2012: La Confédération africaine de Football (CAF) a fait aujourd'hui un don de 200.000 dollars américains à l'Union africaine (UA), en vue de soulager la détresse des victimes de la sécheresse et de la famine qui ont récemment affecté la Corne de l'Afrique. La cérémonie de remise du chèque a eu lieu au cours d'une conférence de presse organisée en marge de laème édition de la Coupe d'Afrique des Nations, à Libreville, au Gabon.

13 Feb 2012 description
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Libreville, 11 February 2012:

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) today made a donation of US $200,000 to the African Union (AU) towards alleviating the plight of the victims of the recent drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. The cheque hand‐over ceremony took place during a press conference organized on the margins of the 28th edition of the Africa Cup Nations, in Libreville, Gabon.

30 Jan 2012 description
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Addis Ababa, 26th January 2012 – During her press conference on 26th January, Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, gave a brief report on the issue of agriculture and food security, in context of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP); and climate change in relation to COP 17.

26 Sep 2011 description
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New York-24 September 2011-The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Jean Ping has been in New York since September 19, 2011 where he is holding series of consultations and activities on the margins of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

23 Sep 2011 description
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Press Release No. 114/2011

Addis Ababa, September 22, 2011 - The African Ambassadors Spouses Group (AASG) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 21st September ( World Peace Day), made a donation of 100,000 Ethiopian Birr equivalent to about 5800 U.S. dollars to the African Union (AU) as a contribution to the humanitarian situation in the Horn Africa.

25 Aug 2011 description
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Addis Ababa, 25 August 2011 –African Union (AU) leaders gathered at the first ever AU Pledging Conference and made pledges of more than US$350 million dollars toward the relief effort assisting the millions of people in crisis due to the extreme drought and famine conditions in the Horn of Africa.Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr.Jean Ping, noted “this is no time for rhetoric but concrete action through the announcement of redeemable pledges that build concerted action by Africa against hunger on the continent.”

25 Aug 2011 description
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African Union Pledging Conference On Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

25 August 2011


24 Aug 2011 description
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The international community, in consultation with the African Union, Regional Economic Communities and national Governments, in response to the situation in the Horn of Africa, and through various on-going efforts and initiatives, has come up with a number of areas of priorities, required to respond the crisis. The funding requirement is currently estimated at US$ 2.481 billion in aid to respond to the drought emergency (This include all other sectors not considered priority in this analysis). Out of this, US$ 1 billion has already been committed so far.

24 Aug 2011 description
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Once again a desperate humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa has caught the attention of the world at large.

Vast swaths of the region, and in particular, Somalia, have been in the grip of a severe drought for many months leading to acute food shortage. In two regions of Somalia, the dreaded killer word, “famine”, has now been officially declared.

24 Aug 2011 description
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  1. Exceptionally dry weather conditions have severely affected eastern parts of the Horn of Africa since September 2010. The sustained dry conditions, which have stretched through two consecutive rainy seasons, have resulted in severe degradation of vegetation conditions throughout the region, impacting crop production and pasture availability - some 80 percent of the population in this subregion depends for its livelihood on crop and livestock production where only 1 percent of arable land is irrigated - compared with 7 percent in Africa and 38 percent in Asia.

05 Aug 2011 description
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Addis Ababa, 5 August 2011 – As part of the African Union’s (AU) efforts to assist the victims of the famine in Somalia and the Horn of Africa, the AU Commission has opened a bank account to receive donations from African Governments, private sector and ordinary African citizens. The bank details are as follows:


FCY ACCOUNT N: 02702/953184/00





21 Jul 2011 description
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PRESS RELEASE N. 74 / 2011

Addis Ababa, 20 July 2011 – Given the alarming drought situation in the horn of Africa that led to famine and loss of many lives recently, Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Mrs. Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) held a joint Press Conference today, Wednesday 20 July 2011 in the Media Centre of AU Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

06 May 2009 description

Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the 2nd Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Cairo, Egypt