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African Union - Presentation of border archives (29.11.13)
These documents concern 45 treaties and maps of countries in West, North and East Africa during the period of 1845-1956.
Election of Hailemariam Desalegn as chairman of the African Union (28.01.13)
France welcomes the election of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as chairman of the African Union. It commends the exemplary work of the outgoing presidency held by Benin, notably with respect to Mali, for which it encouraged the mobilization of the African and international community.
Appointment of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as chairperson of the African Union Commission (16.10.12)
This is the first time a woman holds this prestigious office. France will support Ms. Dlamini-Zuma in her efforts to achieve the continent’s objectives regarding peace and development.
Telephone conversation between Mr. Laurent Fabius and Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson-elect of the African Union Commission (18.07.12)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Laurent Fabius, telephoned Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to warmly congratulate her on her election as Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
African Union Summit in Addis Ababa (15-16.07.12)
The 19th African Union Summit which took place in Addis Ababa, resulted in some important decisions.
Election of Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as Chairperson of the African Union Commission (16.07.12)
France warmly congratulates Ms. Dlamini-Zuma on her election following a contest that reflected the very essence of the African Union for its member States. Ms. Dlamini-Zuma is the first woman to hold this post, and thanks to her great personal qualities and her political experience – she notably served as foreign affairs minister of South Africa for about 10 years – she will bring all her dynamism to the service of Africa.
France’s mobilization to combat the locust crisis in the Sahel (10.07.12)
Given the seriousness of the situation, France has mobilized its efforts to respond to the appeal launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is responsible for coordinating the fight against desert locusts.
Conference to mobilize support for African mothers (01.06.12)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation) will organize on Friday, June 1 a conference aimed at mobilizing support for African mothers at the Ministerial Conference Center, 27 rue de la Convention.
Entry into force of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (15.02.12)
This charter enshrines the commitment of the States Parties to promoting democracy, the rule of law and human rights.
France welcomes this major step forward which confirms the universality of human rights and the aspiration for democracy.
African Union (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 31.01.12)
We’re following with the utmost attention the developments regarding the African Union. At its most recent summit, the African Union elected a new Chairman, which we welcomed yesterday. We understand that the current Commission has been provisionally extended and that another vote should take place in a few months.
Election of President Boni Yayi as Chairman of the African Union (30.01.12)
France welcomes the election of the President of the Republic of Benin, Thomas Boni Yayi, as Chairman of the African Union. It notes that, by electing the President of Benin to this post, the African Union has chosen a leader whose country has engaged in an exemplary democratic process in recent years.
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