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April 08, 2024

The Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Ethiopia, solemnly observed the 30th Commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, at the AU Headquarters, under the theme "Remember-Unite-Renew".

March 12, 2024

The African Union (AU) honoured the gallant services of twenty-one African military and civilian personnel serving under the AU Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Mission (MVCM) stationed in the Tigray region of Ethiopia since December 2022

March 11, 2024

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, convened the First Strategic Reflection Meeting on the Implementation of the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) in Ethiopia to review progress, identify key challenges, and propose ways to address gaps in the implementation of the CoHA.

April 07, 2024

The African Union Commission (AUC) through the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the African Union Commission (AUC), i

April 03, 2024

Launch of the Yearlong 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Peace and Security Cou

December 13, 2023 to December 14, 2023

The 4th High Level Forum on Women, Peace and Security in Africa will be convened under the theme “Enhancing Women’s Participation and Leadership in Peace and Security Processes in Africa”.   

November 22, 2023 to November 24, 2023

The event is organized by the African Union and the Government of the Republic of Angola (the National Biennale Management Office) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

November 14, 2023 to November 17, 2023

The Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, African Union Commission (AUC) will host the 2023 Implementation and Convening Committee Meetings of the endorsers of the Declaration of Principles (DoP) for International Elections Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers.

November 13, 2023

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AUPSC) and the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (UN PBC) will convene for their 6th Annual Informal Consultative Meeting to discuss strengthened collaboration in peacebuilding efforts across Africa.

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December 18, 2021

La Revue Africaine sur le Terrorisme est publiée par le Centre Africain d’Études et de Recherche sur le Terrorisme (CAERT), Alger, Algéri

December 18, 2021

The African Journal on Terrorism is published by the The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), Algiers, Algeria

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.