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THE COMMISSION OF THE AFRICAN UNION ISSUES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING THE INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS ON CHAD AND KENYA, HELD BY THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE AFRICAN UNION ON 4 FEBRUARY 2008

Issue 316
Front Page
Index
Headlines

WFP Country Director Visits Somaliland

Somaliland Water & Minerals Ministry Confirms Contact With Lundin Oil Company

Frazer Made Off-Limits To The Independent Press During Somaliland visit

The Historic Meeting between the Somaliland Cross-parliamentary members and UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group

Somaliland Foreign Minister briefs the House of Representatives

Djibouti votes amid opposition boycott

Somalia: The World's forgotten catastrophe

'No Country Deserves to Go the Somalia Way'

Africa, China's new frontier

Somaliland Mission: Taiwan-Africa Progressive Partnership

The Demise of the American Middle Class

AU elections expose Kenya's lack of clear foreign policy

Regional Affairs

Blasts in Somalia's Puntland Region Kill 20

Major increase in UNDP resources for Somaliland in 2008

Somalia Violence and Displacement Worsen

Editorial
Special Report

International News

The Mediterranean Union: Dividing the Middle East and North Africa

Hijack accused remanded for psychiatric assessment

Chavez Says Exxon Suit May Lead to Oil Cutoff to U.S.

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

The practice—and the theory

Alfred Nobel: Controversial Man, Controversial Awards

My brush with Islamic justice in Mogadishu was swift and fair

Why black history matters to us all

Regeneration: The Iraq War and British-Arab Identity in a Historical Context

Muslim rapper talks of inner conflict

Islamist target Hirsi Ali seeks French protection

Gangsters go global

Food for thought

Opinions

A Reality Check on the Governor of Awdal

The Hygiene And Sanitation Corner

SNM is a monument reflecting the triumph of the human spirit

The Presidential trip: “The Most successful event”

In response To The Funny Kulmiye

Somaliland is at the critical junction

A tribute to Hassan Sheikh Mumin

AFRICAN UNION

UNION AFRICAINE

UNIÃO AFRICANA

4 February 2008

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) held informal consultations on Monday, 4 February 2008, on the developments in Chad and Kenya, in light of the decisions adopted by the 10 th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 31 January to 2 February 2008.

During the consultations, Council was briefed by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, as well as by some members of Council, on the ongoing developments relating to Chad and Kenya.

With respect to Chad, Council was briefed on the developments in that country, particularly in the capital, N’djamena. In this regard, Council reiterated AU’s rejection of any unconstitutional change in accordance with the principles enshrined in the Constitutive Act of the African Union, the Algiers Decision, the Lome Declaration on Unconstitutional Changes of Government and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.

Council welcomed the proposed dispatch of senior officials, including senior military officials, by the Republic of Congo and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to Chad, within the context of the decision taken by the AU Assembly, which mandated President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo and the Libyan Leader, Muammar Al-Gaddafi, to engage the Chadian parties with a view to ending the fighting and taking initiatives aimed at finding a lasting solution to the current crisis in that country.

Regarding Kenya, Council welcomed the decision taken recently by the Summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to dispatch an IGAD ministerial delegation to Kenya, in support of the AU initiative led by Mr Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General.

Council also urged the Kenyan parties to commit themselves to ending violence and to creating conditions for dialogue, as they undertook in the Agreement that they recently signed, under the auspices of Mr Kofi Annan and his team.

Addis Ababa, 4 February 2008

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