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26 Sep 2018 description
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COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 797th meeting held on 24 September 2018, at the ministerial level, adopted the following decision on the State of Peace and Security in Africa and the Initiatives and Steps for Promoting African Solutions to African Problems:

Council:

26 Sep 2018 description
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Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 797ème réunion, au niveau ministériel, tenue le 24 septembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur l'état de la paix et de la sécurité en Afrique, et les initiatives et mesures pour promouvoir des solutions africaines aux problèmes africains :

Le Conseil:

10 Jul 2018 description
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Addis Ababa, 9 July 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the Joint Declaration signed by President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed following the latter’s visit to Asmara on 8 and 9 July 2018. He commends the two leaders for choosing the courageous path of reconciliation, in the interest of their people, the region and Africa as a whole.

06 Jul 2018 description
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Following the conclusion of the 31st AU Summit held in Nouakchott, Mauritania from the 25th of June to 2nd July 2018, the key activities, decisions and declarations of the Summit are provided below.

1. AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (AfCFTA)

• 49 of the 55 member states of the African Union (AU) have now signed the agreement establishing the AfCFTA. While six countries 6 have ratified the agreement

15 Jun 2016 description
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Addis Ababa, 14 June 2016: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, expresses deep concern over reports of border clashes between Ethiopia and Eritrea in the Tsorena border area.

The Chairperson calls on the two countries to exercise utmost restraint and to refrain from any statement and action likely to aggravate the situation and further endanger regional stability.

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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JOINT PRESS RELEASE

AU CONVENE A REGIONAL CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SMUGGLING IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

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.

04 Dec 2013 description
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ADDIS ABEBA, LE 4 DE CEMBRE 2002

L’Organe central du Mécanisme pour la prévention, la gestion et le règlement des conflits a tenu sa 87 ème session ordinaire au niveau des ambassadeurs à Addis-Abéba, en Ethiopie, le mercredi 4 décembre 2002. La session s’est déroulée sous la présidence de l’ambassadeur Baso Sangqu, représentant permanent de l’Afrique du Sud auprès de l’Union africaine, et en présence du Président intérimaire de la Commission de l’Union africaine, M. Amara Essy.

19 Mar 2012 description
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Addis Ababa, 16 March 2012

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Jean Ping, is deeply concerned by the rising tension between Eritrea and Ethiopia. He appeals to the two countries to exercise restraint so as to prevent further military the escalation.

13 Feb 2012 description
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CONFÉRENCE DE L'UNION
Dix-huitième session ordinaire
29 – 30 janvier 2012
Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie)

Assembly/AU/Dec. 391 – 415 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res. 1 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl. 1 - 3 (XVIII)

13 Feb 2012 description
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ASSEMBLY OF THE UNION
Eighteenth Ordinary Session
29 – 30 January 2012
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

Assembly/AU/Dec.391-415(XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res.1(XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl.1-3(XVIII)

30 Jan 2012 description
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PRESS RELEASE No.08 / 18TH AU SUMMIT

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.

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:

AFRICAN UNION HORN OF AFRICA DROUGHT RELIEF

FCY ACCOUNT N: 02702/953184/00

COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA

AU BRANCH

ADDIS ABABA ETHIOPIA

SWIFT CODE: CBETETAA

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.

29 Jul 2010 description
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Addis Ababa, 29 July 20101 - The 15th AU Summit held in Kampala, Uganda, from 19 to 27 July has adopted the following decisions:

On the Theme of the Summit: "Maternal, infant and child Health and Development in Africa" adopted actions to be undertaken in various Member State, in particular the actions aimed at attaining the MDGs 4, 5 and 6, including the launching of CARMMA, mobilisation of adequate resources for integrated health programmes up to 15% of national budgets, the sharing of best practices within regions, regular evaluation and reporting of progress achieved by …

24 Jun 2010 description

Addis Ababa, 24 June 2010 - In what was described as "a symbolic gesture of solidarity with the newly arrived Somali refugees" the Commission of the African Union (AU) today donated US$ 50,000 worth of non-food items to UNHCR in support of newly arrived Somali refugees. In a statement sent to UNHCR, the AU expressed appreciation for the assistance rendered by the UNHCR and humanitarian actors to the refugees.

A six-person AU delegation led by H.E. Mrs. Julia D.

22 Oct 2009 description
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Kampala, Uganda 22 October 2009 - In January 2009, Africa was host to an estimated 11.6 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) out of the world's 26 million IDP's. It is with the aim to address forced displacement, which is avoidable by reducing this figure, that the African Union (AU) has organized the Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and IDP's.