Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the terrorist attack in Nairobi

Addis Ababa, 15 January 2019: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that took place today against innocent civilians in Nairobi, Kenya. He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

The Chairperson of the Commission stresses that this cowardly attack, once again, underlines the imperative for renewed and reinvigorated efforts to combat terrorism throughout the continent. He commends the swift response by the security forces of Kenya and expresses the solidarity of the AU with the government and people of Kenya.

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the AU’s commitment to continue working with its Member States and partners in the fight against terrorism throughout the continent, as well as to pursue its efforts to stabilize the situation in Somalia and the fight against al-Shabaab, through its Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

12th Meeting of National and Regional Focal Point Representatives of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT)

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12th Meeting of National and Regional Focal Point Representatives of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT)
The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) will organize its 12th Annual Meeting of National and Regional Focal Point Representatives the 18-19 December 2018, in Algiers Algeria, under the theme of “Promoting a balance between Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights in Africa.”

ACSRT and RATS SCO Signed MoU to Strengthen CT Co-operation

RATS-ACSRT

Today,11 December 2018, Algiers: AU Special Representative for Counter Terrorism Cooperation and Director of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) H.E Larry Gbevlo-Lartey Esq., on behalf of the African Union Commission (AUC) and H E. Yevgeniy Sergeyevich Sysoyev, Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO), on behalf of SCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen counter-terrorism co-operation between the two organizations.

African Countries Strive to Enhance the Development and Enforcement of Legislations on Illicit Financial Flows

ACSRT Giaba

The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT/CAERT), under the auspices of African Union (AU), in collaboration with GIABA, is organizing a two day-Workshop on Developing and Enforcing National Legislation and Practices on Illicit Financial Flows in Dakar, Senegal from 10th to 11th December 2018.