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AU launches tool to check women’s participation in peace and security

The Office of the Special Envoy on Women Peace and Security (WPS) has launched a 10 years Continental Result Framework (CRF) to monitor the implementation the WPS agenda in member states of the African Union. The launching ceremony reportedly took place alongside the Gender is my Agenda Campaign ( GiMAC) from

Human suffering underlines the urgency to do more in 2019

In 2019 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) is likely to see crises in places such as South Sudan, Somalia, the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Sahel remain on its agenda. Other burning issues such as Cameroon could spiral out of control if not handled by the continental body. The

Frank raises alarm over alleged Plot to assassinate Atiku, Saraki at campaign ground

…Writes to UN, UK, AU, others Godsgift Onyedinefu Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has said that a plot to assassinate the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Campaign Director General, Sen. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at

AU commissions study on youth’s contribution to peace and security in Africa 

•Develops study methodology  Senator Iroegbu  The African Union (AU) African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) has commissioned a continent-wide study to ascertain the contribution of youth in security and peace-building in Africa. To this end, the Peace and Security Department (PSD) of the African Union Commission (AUC) on December 12-14, 2018,  in Addis

2019: WANEP, AU launches Online National Early Warning System Platform 

Senator Iroegbu The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP), as part of measures to prevent violence and other threats to the 2019 General Elections, has launched the Online National Early Warning System (NEWS) Platform and the ArcGIS 360 mobile application. This was done with the support of the African Union (AU) and Economic

2019: ECOWAS, AU develops 42 checklists on election violence hotspots in Nigeria 

•Trains 80 election monitors on violence mitigation   Godsgift Onyedinefu  The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have developed about 42 checklist to monitor potential election violence hotspots Nigeria. They have also trained trained 80 election monitors,

US, China at odds over UN push to fund African peacekeeping

A push at the United Nations to secure financing for peace operations led by the African Union won strong backing from China on Tuesday but the United States poured cold water on the proposal. Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast - the three African members of the Security Council - have

China expands its peace and security footprint in Africa

•At the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and China-Africa Defence and Security Forum, Beijing showcased an increasingly strategic approach to its defence relations with African countries and its role in managing challenges to peace and security on the continent. Download: 24oct18-china-expands-its-peace-and-security   Michael Kovrig China’s growing engagement with African countries got a publicity boost

African leaders to hold summit to resolve differences

•Meeting on Nov. 17 to discuss reform agenda which proposes downsizing and equal representation for women   Addis Getachew The African Union (AU) is set to convene an extraordinary session of heads of state and government ahead of a January meeting, a diplomatic source said Monday. The meeting is expected to discuss the AU

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