Formative Workshop on ‘Legal Issues involved in Handling and Prosecution of Terrorism-related Cases in the East and Horn of Africa Region.

Djibouti workshop

1. The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), with the financial support of the Government of Canada, logistical support of the Government of Djibouti and technical support of the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), the IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) and the IGAD Centre of Excellence on the Prevention and Countering of Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE), convened a formative workshop on ‘Legal Issues involved in Handling and Prosecution of Terrorism-related cases in the East and Horn of Africa Region,’ from 4 to 5 July 2018, in Djibouti.

Investir dans la paix et la prévention de la violence dans la région Sahélo-Saharienne

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Troisièmes Conversations Régionales pour la prévention de l’extrémismes violent
24 -25 juin 2018 à Alger

Avec le soutien d’Algérie, le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), l’Institue International pour la Paix (IPI), le Département fédéral des affaires étrangères de la Suisse (DFAE) et le Centre Africain d’études et de recherches sur le terrorisme de l’Union Africaine (CAERT) organisent le 24 et 25 juin 2018 à Alger

STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION ON THE BOMB ATTACK IN BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE

Addis Ababa, 24 June 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the cowardly bomb attack that took place yesterday at a campaign rally in the city of Bulawayo attended by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured during this senseless act of violence, which cannot be justified under any circumstances. The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the importance of the elections scheduled for 30 July 2018. Their successful conduct will mark a major step in the efforts to enhance democracy and the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

It should be recalled that, in response to the request made by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) during the Chairperson’s visit to Harare in February 2018, the African Union Commission has extended technical assistance to the ZEC. A team of observers will also be deployed to observe the elections.

STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION ON TODAY’S ATTACK IN ADDIS ABABA

Addis Ababa, 23 June 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with shock and dismay of the attack that took place today during a rally in Addis Ababa in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reform agenda and efforts. He strongly condemns this cowardly attack that cannot be justified under any circumstances.

The Chairperson of the Commission expresses the African Union’s full solidarity with the Ethiopian people and Government, as well as with the victims of this criminal act. He reiterates the African Union’s support to the efforts of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his Government to further unity, reconciliation, development and democracy in Ethiopia. A strong and stable Ethiopia is a tremendous asset for the region and Africa as a whole.