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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

June 29, 2020

The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC/DPA) is organizing a webinar on “Examining t

June 25, 2020

As part of its mandate to implement the African Union's vision of respect of rule of law on the continent, the Consti

June 20, 2020

Today, 20 June 2020, I am addressing you on behalf of H.E.

June 01, 2020

The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) will convene a virtual meeting on COV

June 24, 2020 to June 25, 2020

WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION (WGPP): ENHANCING AFRICAN WOMEN’S ROLE IN LEADERSHIP”

August 07, 2020

WHAT:       The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the ACHPR) wishes to inform represe

July 09, 2020

The COVID-19 and subsequent travel restrictions and lockdowns have already negatively affected a large number of migrants in Africa: tens of thousands of them, often even abandoned by migrant smugglers, are trapped or stranded in their destination or transit countries like in Niger or Djibout

Democracy and Governance in Africa – Youth Innovation Challenge
June 25, 2020

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

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.

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

January 01, 2020