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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).


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.


Three day youths, CSOs and students of higher institutions popularization meeting on the promotion of the protocol to the Treaty establishing the AEC relating to Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Right of Establishment opens
Political Affairs August 15, 2019

LAGOS, August 15, 2019: A Three-day meeting of Youths, Civil Society Organizations and Students of Higher Institution

Political Affairs August 12, 2019

Addis Ababa, 12 August 2019: The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) deployed

The African Union Commission condemns the demolition of seventy Palestinian homes
Political Affairs August 05, 2019

Addis Ababa, 05 August 2019: The African Union Commission condemns in the strongest possible terms the demolition of

Political Affairs July 29, 2019

Following an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Mozambique to the African Union to participate as international observer in its forthcoming presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled for 15 October 2019, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), approved the deployment of a pre-election assessment mission to Mozambique.

Political Affairs July 23, 2019

Three Day Consultative Meeting With the Secretariats of Regional Economic Communities to Develop a Continental Strategy to Accelerate the Right of Entry as Enshrined in the Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community Relating to Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Right Of Establishment Opens

Political Affairs July 17, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 17 July 2019: A meeting of African Union (AU) bringing together governments, donor agencies, A

August 21, 2019 to August 22, 2019

Regional Political Parties Consultative Forum or East Africa

World Humanitarian Day 2019
August 19, 2019

WHAT: World Humanitarian Day Celebration

35th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council
July 04, 2019 to July 05, 2019

WHAT: 35TH Ordinary Session of the Executive Council.

June 17, 2019 to June 20, 2019

he African Union, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other partners, is commemorating the annual World/Africa Refugee Day next week. This year, the AU is also marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 OAU Refugee Convention and the 10th anniversary of the 2009 AU Convention on the Protection and Assistance for Internally Displaced Persons in Africa.

June 17, 2019 to June 18, 2019

38th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee


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