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AUC Chairperson


H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, born on 21 June 1960, was elected as the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson on 30 January 2017 and assumed office in March 2017.


The Chairperson of the African Union Commission is the Chief Executive Officer, legal representative of the AU and the Commission’s Chief Accounting Officer. The Chairperson of the Commission is elected by the Assembly for a four-year term, renewable once.

The Chairperson’s functions, include: overall responsibility for the Commission’s administration and finances; Promoting and popularising the AU’s objectives and enhancing its performance; Consulting and coordinating with key stakeholders like Member States, Development Partners, RECs, etc; Appointing and managing Commission staff; Acting as a depository for all AU and OAU treaties and legal instruments.


September 09, 2021

Soon reaching the end of its second decade of existence, the African Union has come of age.

September 05, 2021

Le Président en exercice de l’Union africaine S.E.

August 26, 2021

26 August 2021, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, H.E.

August 26, 2021

26 août 2021, Addis Ababa: Le Président de la Commission de l’Union africaine, Moussa Faki Mahamat, exprime son profo

August 19, 2021

Theme - ‘’ In the race against the climate crisis, we can’t leave anyone behind.
A global challenge for climate actio

August 16, 2021

Addis Ababa, 16 August 2021: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E.

Department Resources

February 03, 2021

Taking Stock, Charting the Future.

January 24, 2021

The mandate entrusted to me on 17 January 2017 is fast approaching an end and I will present an exhaustive assessment of it to the Assemb

April 28, 2020

Excellences Messieurs les Chefs d’Etat,
Excellence Monsieur le Président du Conseil Européen,

September 14, 2019

Extraordinary Session of the Authority of the Heads of State and Government