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Political Affairs

Commissioner

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).

Structure

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.

Activities

Political Affairs April 25, 2019

Sharm el Sheikh, 25 April 2019: The African Union Commission (AUC) launches the African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP) at the 64th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and

Political Affairs April 25, 2019

Sharm el Sheikh, 25 April 2019: The African Union Commission (AUC) launches the African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP) at the 64th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and

Political Affairs April 23, 2019

Cotonou, le 22 avril 2019 - Les élections législatives du 28 avril 2019 en République du Bénin sont les 8èmes à être organisées depuis la Conférence nationale des Forces vives de 1

Member States Experts meeting on the operationalisation of the African Humanitarian Agency opens
Political Affairs April 15, 2019

Johannesburg, April 15, 2019: A Three-day Member States Experts meeting on the operationalization of an African Humanitarian Agency (AfHA) commenced in Johannesburg, South Africa, to review both th

Political Affairs April 11, 2019

A Two-day consultative meeting on the operationalization of an African Humanitarian Agency (AfHA) has commenced in Johannesburg, South Africa, with independent experts to discuss and review the proposed study conducted by a consultant hired by the Department of Political Affairs.