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- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
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- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
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- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya July 25, 2018 – The African Union Commission, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Rockefeller Foundation, are engaged in a two-day High-level meeting with key stakeholders to develop policies and strategies for country specific plans to reduce post-harvest losses, in response to the 2014 Malabo Declaration on Africa Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation (3AGT).
Addis Ababa, 26 May 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today received from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo, the instruments of ratification of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport. Rwanda is the third member state to ratify the AfCFTA, after Ghana and Kenya, and the first to do so as far as the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport is concerned.
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 747th meeting held on 18 January 2018, received a briefing on the elections conducted in Africa during the last quarter of 2017 and those to be conducted in the first quarter of 2018, within the context of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG), and adopted the following decision:
Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 747ème réunion tenue le 18 janvier 2018, a suivi une communication sur les élections tenues en Afrique au cours du dernier trimestre de l’année 2017 et celles qui se tiendront au cours du premier trimestre 2018, dans le cadre de la Charte africaine de la démocratie, des élections et de la gouvernance (ACDEG), et a adopté la décision qui suit:
Nairobi- 27th of October 2017
We the Heads of the undersigned international observer missions present in Kenya issue this communiqué on the election rescheduled for the 28th of October.
We note the decision of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to postpone polling in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori and Siaya counties, based on article 55b of the electoral law.
The Fresh Presidential Election in the Republic of Kenya will take place tomorrow, 26 October 2017. As you are aware, the fresh election was ordered by the Supreme Court in its September 1, 2017 ruling on the presidential election petition.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, continue to closely monitor developments in Kenya, in the light of the forthcoming presidential election.
Addis Ababa, 12 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU) Moussa Faki Mahamat takes note of the official announcement of the final results of the presidential election in Kenya on 11 August 2017 by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) following the General Elections on 8 August 2017, which were deemed credible and transparent by all observer missions, including the one deployed by the AU. He calls on all those who wish to challenge these results to do so through the channels provided for by the law.
At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Kenya and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, approved the deployment of an AU Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to observe the 8 August 2017 General Election in the Republic of Kenya.
Nairobi, 09/08/2017 - 16:53 - UNIQUE ID: 170809_3
Heads of International Election Observation Missions, including EU EOM Kenya 2017, issue a joint statement a day after the 8 August general elections in Kenya
COMMUNIQUE FOLLOWING THE POST-ELECTION MEETING OF THE HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSIONS TO THE 2017 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN KENYA
We the heads of the following international observer missions present in Kenya — African Union (AU), Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Commonwealth, East Africa Community (EAC), European Union (EU), International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center:
Addis Ababa, 5th July 2017: As the Republic of Kenya prepares to hold General Elections on 8th August 2017, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has authorized the deployment of the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Kenya to observe the country’s general elections scheduled for 8th August 2017. The deployment of the AUEOM will take place in two phases. The first phase comprises the deployment of 14 Long Term Observers (LTOs). The LTOs have been deployed in Kenya on 3rd July 2017. They will remain on ground until 26th August 2017.
In March 2017, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and partners established the Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Networks (Africa CDC RISLNET). These surveillance and laboratory networks will be supported by the Africa CDC’s five Regional Collaborating Centers (RCCs) in Egypt, Nigeria, Gabon, Zambia, and Kenya in collaboration with all available public health assets in their regions.
(Nairobi, 13 June 2017): International partners have made financial pledges in support of humanitarian response efforts in the drought-hit Horn of Africa after a visit to Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.
A delegation led by the African Union and the United Nations concluded a five-day visit to the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, after visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia and Somalia. It included representatives from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the African Development Bank, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the World Bank.
Foreword by: His Excellency Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner, Peace and Security
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) Country Rapporteur for the Republic of Kenya, Honourable Commissioner Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso (the Country Rapporteur), and the Special Rapporteur on Prisons, Conditions of Detention and Policing in Africa, Honorable Commissioner Med S.K.
By Justice Lucy Asuagbor, Commissioner, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa
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Press Release Nº005/2015
Nairobi, Kenya 8 January 2015- The general consensus among African leaders who addressed the official opening of the pre deployment training of 170 Kenyan health workers today, is that through solidarity, the continent will defeat the Ebola virus disease, that has so far claimed thousands of lives, mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The Kenyan contingent will be departing for the affected countries tomorrow, 9th January 2015.
December 10, 2014 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: In commemoration of the second year anniversary of the entry into force of the Kampala Convention, The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission in partnership with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Liaison Office with the AU, successfully concluded a two and half day training workshop on National Responsibility to protect IDPs. The training workshop took place in the African Union headquarters from 8th 10th of December 2014.