Monthly Archives: June 2017

The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attack at Finsbury Park, North London

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 19 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has expressed dismay at the attack in which a man drove a van into worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House at Finsbury Park, London, killing one person and injuring 10 others.

The Chairperson of the Commission offers his condolences to the bereaved family and wishes speedy recovery to the injured. He also expresses the AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of the United Kingdom.

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the AU’s strong rejection of such extremist attacks and calls for sustained efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism, irrespective of the perpetrators. He reiterated the AU’s commitment to work with the Government of the UK and other stakeholders in this regard.

The African Union condemns the terrorist attack in Mali

Addis Ababa, 19 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the terrorist attack against security forces and civilians at Le Campement Kangaba resort, east of Bamako, Mali.

The Chairperson expresses the AU’s heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He reiterates the AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of Mali and its continued commitment to support the country in combating terrorism and restoring security and stability.

The Chairperson stated that, “Last night’s appalling attack, which comes a little over a week following my five-nation tour in the Sahel region, reinforces the urgent need for the international community to support the G5-Sahel cooperation agreement to address security issues along their common borders, including terrorism, transnational organized crime and inter-communal conflict”.

He added that the, “United Nations Security Council is considering a request from the countries of the G5-Sahel. I therefore stress the crucial importance of the Security Council’s support to the collective efforts of the countries of the region, within the framework of the AU-UN partnership based on the relevant provisions of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter.”

Final Communique of the Fifty First Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government

4 June 2017, Monrovia, Republic of Liberia

1. The Fifty-First Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convened on 4 June 2017 in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, under the chairmanship of H. E. Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and current Chair of the Authority.

The ACSRT participation in the Diplomatic tournament of 2017


Saturday May 20th, 2017: the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) football team participated in the 3rd edition of the Diplomatic Tournament organized by the embassy of Hungary in Algeria at “Protection Civile Stadium” in Algiers with 16 teams representing Embassies and International Organizations in Algiers.