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Political Affairs


H.E. Cessouma Minata Samate

H.E. Cessouma Minata Samate is a Burkina Faso diplomat, born on 14 July 1961. She was elected the new Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission. Ambassador Samate is an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Burkina Faso in Ethiopia, Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).


The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) is responsible for promoting, facilitating, coordinating and encouraging democratic principles and the rule of law, respect for human rights, participation of civil society in the development process of the continent and the achievement of durable solutions for addressing humanitarian crises.

HARDP seeks to provide continental direction to the achievement of durable solutions for addressing humanitarian crises caused by conflicts, man-made and natural disasters.


January 16, 2020

Addis Abeba, le 16 janvier 2020 : Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine (CUA), S.E.M Moussa Faki Mahamat

January 03, 2020

Meeting​ of the African Union Election Observation Mission with H.E. Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, the president-elect of Guinea-Bissau after the announcement of provisional results by the National Electoral Commission, 2 January 2020.

December 04, 2019 to December 06, 2019

November 12, 2019 to November 13, 2019

Workshop on Participation of Women in Electoral Processes in the Great Lakes Region

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