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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.

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

Activities

January 18, 2021

Addis Abéba, 18 janvier 2021: Le Président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine Son Excellence Moussa Faki Mahamat p

December 29, 2020

V- CONCLUSION ET RECOMMANDATION

December 21, 2020

Addis Abeba, le 21 décembre 2020 : Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine (CUA), S.E.M.

9th High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa
December 10, 2020 to December 11, 2020

“Silencing the Guns through resilient democracies and accountable governance.”

December 09, 2020

The Head of African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the 7th December 2020 Presidential and Parliamentar

Continental Forum on the Impact of COVID-19 on Free Movement of Persons in Africa
November 30, 2020

WHAT: Continental Forum on the Impact of COVID-19 on Free Movement of Persons in Africa

November 11, 2020 to November 13, 2020

Humanitarian Action within the context of COVID-19 and AU Theme of the Year 2020 Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development

Department Resources

January 01, 2020
May 15, 2019

Mission d’observation électorale de l’Union Africaine de l’élection présidentielle de Juillet - Août 2018 en République du Mali

May 15, 2019

Mission d’observation électorale de l’Union Africaine de l’élection présidentielle des 7 Novembre et 19 Décembre 2018 en république de Madagascar

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.

September 21, 2020

Following the spread of the COVID-19-19 pandemic within African Union (AU) Member States and its impact on electoral processes, on 27 May

August 26, 2020

This report is the result of a partnership between the African Leadership Institute’s Project Pakati and the African Union Office of the

July 27, 2020

Through the lens of governance, peace and security, the brief provides an overview of the Government responses to COVID-19, state of the

March 31, 2020

In line with the Solemn Declaration on the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity/ African Union of the African Heads of S