Addis Ababa, 14 August 2017 –Following a weeklong working session which saw the AUC and representatives of the South Sudanese Government work together to critically review the draft legal instruments on the Hybrid Court of South Sudan (HCSS), both sides acknowledged that the finalization of the legal instruments was a significant part of the process towards establishing the Hybrid Court for South Sudan.
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On 10 August, 2017 we, the AU Election Observer Mission (AUEOM) observing the Kenyan General Elections, issued our Preliminary Statement following the 8 August 2017 Elections as conducted in Kenya.
Among others we said:
“…we can say that the processes we were able to observe, up to and including the counting of the votes at the polling stations and their transmission to the IEBC etc, met the standards set by the Republic of Kenya and the AU for the conduct of democratic elections…
Addis Ababa, 15 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat has approved the deployment of an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the general elections scheduled to place in the Republic of Angola on 23 August 2017.
14 August 2017 – Nairobi, Kenya , The 4th African Union Commission (AUC) Africa Mining Vision Technical Working Group meeting on Geological and Mineral Information opened yesterday in Nairobi.
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 Abéba, le 14 août 2017: Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Moussa Faki Mahamat, a appris, avec une profonde consternation, l’attaque terroriste perpétrée, dans la soirée du 13 août 2017, contre un restaurant de la capitale burkinabé, qui a entrainé de nombreuses pertes en vies humaines et des blessés.
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.
The 2017 General Elections in the Republic of Kenya will take place tomorrow, August 8.
We, the African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM), take this opportunity to wish the sister people of Kenya peaceful, free, fair and transparent elections.
We are happy that in this regard we echo an aspiration shared by the people of Kenya as a whole, including the political parties and the candidates concerned.
We say this informed by commitments made directly to us, and publicly to the people of Kenya, by the various stakeholders.
Kenya, Nairobi, 3rd August 2017 – In preparation of its short term election observers for field deployment, the African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM) in Kenya commenced a three-day orientation and briefing programme from 3 to 5 August 2017.