The African Union Commission Chairperson approves the deployment of a Short-Term Election Observation Mission to Rwanda

July 25, 2017

Addis Ababa, 25 July 2017: In response to an invitation from the Government and the Electoral Commission of the Republic of Rwanda, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the deployment of a short-term African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to observe the upcoming Presidential election in the Republic of Rwanda scheduled for 4 August 2017.

AU Commemorates Africa Public Service Day (APSD)

June 21, 2017

Kigali, Rwanda 21st June 2017: The commemoration of the Continental Africa Public Service Day kicks off today 21 June 2017 in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda. This event will be celebrated till 23 June 2017, at Kigali Convention Center (KCC). The commemoration of the APSD takes place at national and continental levels. The continental celebration is a biennial event while the AU Member States are mandated to celebrate the National Day, every year.

May 11, 2017 H.E commissioner for Infrastructure an Energy visit to Rwanda Internet Exchange Point.

May 11, 2017

H.E Dr. Amani ABOU-ZEID, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of African Union commission, has visited the Rwanda Internet Exchange Point on 11 May 2017. The Rwanda Internet Exchange Point is one of the IXPs from Eastern Africa region selected by African Union Commission (AUC) through the African Internet Exchange System Project for the grant support to become one of the regional internet exchange points.

Statement by H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat AUC Chairperson at the 23rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide, Kigali - April 2017

The 6th Edition of the African Public Service Day (APSD), Kigali, Rwanda

June 18, 2017 to June 23, 2017

The Department of Political Affairs (AU-STC 8 Secretariat) in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda is organizing the 6th Edition of the African Public Service Day (APSD) on 23 June 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda at the Continental level.


This continental commemoration will bring together all the 55 African Union Member States in the beautiful city of Kigali to celebrate this marvellous event.


The commemoration will be done on the following main theme and sub-themes:


Technical Planning Meeting on the 2017 African Public Service Day (APSD)

February 27, 2017


Kigali 27 February 2017 – The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission (the Secretariat of the AU-STC 8 on Public Service, Local Government, Urban Development and Decentralization), organized a three-days technical planning meeting from 27 February – 01 March 2017 on the 2017 Africa Public Service Day (APSD), scheduled to be held on 23 June 2017 in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda.


African Economic Platform launches during the AU Summit in Kigali

July 18, 2016

Kigali, Rwanda, 18 July 2016: The African Economic Platform (AEP) has been formally launched at the 27th AU Summit in Kigali. The AEP, which will bring together African heads of state, captains of industry and academics to openly discuss the continent’s economic future and practical actions required in the implementation of priorities outlined in Agenda 2063, was adopted by African heads of state as a Summit Decision.

The Consultative Meeting with MPs, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Civil Society to Promote Constitutionalism, Rule of Law and Good Governance through the AU Instruments concludes with Policy Recommendations

November 17, 2016

Kigali, Rwanda: 16 November 2016 – In line with the priority areas for the First Ten-Year Implementation Plan for Agenda 2063 (2014 - 2023) regarding good governance including capable institutions and transformative leadership; human rights; justice and the rule of law, the consultation which involves the efforts of the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, together with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), supported by International Alert (IA) and International IDEA concluded today.


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