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THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE AFRICAN UNION CONCLUDES THE INDUCTION ON NEW PSC MEMBERS IN DJIBOUTI ON 28 MARCH 2018

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
AU-PSC Delegation pose for a picture with President Ismail Omar Guelleh (middle in grey safari suit) of Djibouti on 26 March 2018 in Djibouti
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (PSC) concluded an Induction and orientation of its newly elected members - which was held in Djibouti from 25th to 28th March 2018.  While in Djibouti, the PSC Delegation also made a courtesy call on H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti at his Residence in Djibouti City on 26 March 2018.

The 10 members of the PSC were elected by the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa in January 2018. The new members - who will serve for 2 years - are Angola, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Liberia and Morocco. The re-elected members are Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zimbabwe. In order to ensure continuity, the elected and re-elected members of the Council above will join 5 other PSC members who are currently serving a 3-year term. These are Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia. 

Uganda is winding up its 2-year mandate in the Council (2016-2018) after successfully completing its previous 3-year mandate (2013-2015). Uganda was represented by Mr. Aryabaha Evans, Counsellor at the Uganda Embassy in Addis Ababa. Together with six other outgoing members of the PSC, Uganda attended the Induction and Orientation Sessions for purposes of experience and information sharing in order to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Council in executing its mandate.  

The Council, which consists of 15 members is a standing decision making body of the African Union, charged with the responsibility of handling matters of peace and security on the  African Continent  in accordance with the Durban 2002  Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union.


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