Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the Occasion of World Humanitarian Day
18 August 2018
The African Union Commission joins the world in marking World Humanitarian Day on 19 August 2018. This year, we are focusing global attention on the very essence of humanitarianism by highlighting protection of civilians.
Mr. Chairman of the Executive Council,
Deputy Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union,
Honourable Ministers, Members of the Executive Council,
Madame Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa,
President of the African Development Bank,
Representatives of the Organs of the African Union,
Chief Executives of the Regional Economic Communities,
Members of the PRC,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Addis Ababa, 9 October 2017: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, urges all political stakeholders in Liberia to ensure a democratic, credible and peaceful electoral process, in conformity with the 2007 African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, as the country heads to the polls on 10 October 2017.
Addis Ababa, 28 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat is delighted to note that the 23 August 2017 General Election marked an important milestone in the history of Republic of Angola. Once again, the people of the Angola have demonstrated their resolve for continuous search for democratic and participatory governance in their country.
It is with deep shock that the chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learnt of the catastrophic mudslides that killed more than 300 people and left hundreds more destitute on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.
"My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones. The entire AU family stands united with the people and government of Sierra Leone during this difficult time," said the Chairperson.
Addis Ababa, 14 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU) Moussa Faki Mahamat congratulates President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and his Vice President William Ruto on their successful re-election following the 8 August 2017 General Elections in Kenya.
Addis Ababa, 12 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU) Moussa Faki Mahamat takes note of the official announcement of the final results of the presidential election in Kenya on 11 August 2017 by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) following the General Elections on 8 August 2017, which were deemed credible and transparent by all observer missions, including the one deployed by the AU. He calls on all those who wish to challenge these results to do so through the channels provided for by the law.
Addis Ababa, 1 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat has learnt with shock about the killing of Mr Christopher Msando, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Manager at the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) of Kenya. This dastardly act happened a week ahead of the Kenyan general elections planned for 8 August 2017.