Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

Algeria is elected the chair of Afripol & the 1st vice-President post entrusted to Uganda..

The First General Assembly of the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) was held in Algiers, Algeria, from 14 to 16 May 2017. The General Assembly is the supreme technical and deliberative organ of AFRIPOL, with the responsibility to provide leadership and direction regarding police cooperation in Africa. It is composed of the Chiefs of Police from all African Union Member States.

The opening ceremony featured statements by His Excellency Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria; His Excellency Mussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; Mr. Tim Morris, Executive Director of Police Services, INTERPOL, and His Excellency Major General Abdelghani Hamel, Director General of National Security of Algeria. The statements recognized the First General Assembly of AFRIPOL as historic and called on the Chiefs of Police to seize the opportunity provided by AFRIPOL to send a clear message that there is no safe haven for criminals in Africa.

The Commissioner for Peace and Security of the AU Commission, H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui took part at this first General Assembly, who adopted the legal texts that govern its functioning and agreed on a 3-Year Work Plan (2017-2019).

The General Assembly also offered opportunity for Chiefs of Police and their representatives from 45 AU Member States to exchange views and share experiences in combating transnational organized crime and terrorism. The General Assembly, under its 2017-2019 Work Plan, adopted strategic outcomes to deal with the various crime areas. In this regard, the Chiefs of Police committed to enhanced cooperation, including in sharing information and intelligence, in order to defeat criminals and terrorists operating on the continent.

Furthermore, the Host Agreement on AFRIPOL Headquarters in Algiers was signed, on 14 May 2017, between the African Union Commission, represented by the Chairperson of the Commission, His Excellency Mussa Faki Mahamat, and the Government of Algeria, represented by the Minister d’Etat, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Ramtane Lamamra.

Algeria has been elected, on May 15th, chair of the African Police Cooperation Mechanism (AFRIPOL) for a two-year term.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice-Presidents posts have been entrusted respectively to Uganda, Nigeria and the Central African Republic.

 

Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

The Ambassador of Algeria in Uganda attended the third Pan African Forum on Migration held in Kampala. 15-17 May 2017.

The Third Pan African Forum on Migration took place in Kampala on 15-17 May 2017. The theme of the Conference was “Towards an African common position on the global compact on Migration”.

 

Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

The 18th session of the International Pharmacy Forum held on May from 14 to 16th in Algiers : Towards an African Medicines Agency.

The 18th session of the International Pharmacy Forum will be held on May from 14 to 16th in Algiers, with the participation of 3,000 health and pharmaceutical professionals representing several countries from the world, announced the National Council of Pharmacists’ Syndicate, one of the organizers of the forum.

The conference will be organized by the two African bodies of the joint trade unions IOPA and ISPHARMA, as well as the Central Pharmacy Association for the Purchase of Essential Medicines (ACAME), the head of the Pharmacists’ Ethics Council in the capital, Abdelkarim Touahir said.

About 1,500 of the 3,000 health and pharmaceutical industry professionals are expected to attend this meeting to discuss two key themes: “Improving the governance of the African and global pharmacy world”, “Developing the African pharmaceutical industry and international cooperation”. On the sidelines of this discussion, issues related to professional ethics, regulatory laws and qualifications related to the profession, as well as biomedical research and good pharmaceutical practices will be addressed.

 

Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

The Police Chiefs of Uganda, Rwanda & Burundi will attend the 1st General Assembly of AFRIPOL. Algiers, 14-16 May 2017.

The first General of “Afripol” will be held in Algiers from 14th to 16th May with a very large attendance of African Police Chiefs.

Uganda will be represented by the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, Rwanda will be represented by the inspector General of Police Emmanuel Gasana, and Burundi by the Deputy IGP, Bizimana Godefroid.

The first meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Establishment of the African Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) was held at the African Union (AU) Headquarters, Addis Ababa, on 2 July 2014. The meeting was organized in implementation of the Algiers Declaration on the Establishment of AFRIPOL, issued by African Police Chiefs and Directors General, during their meeting in Algiers on 10-11 February 2014 and endorsed by the 23rd AU Summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 20-27 June 2014.

In this context, an ad hoc committee co-chaired by Algeria and Uganda, and bringing together the representatives of African regional organizations of police cooperation, was mandated to develop the draft statutes of AFRIPOL and other legal texts that will govern its organization.

meeting of African Police Chiefs in Algiers. 10-11 feb 2014

 

 

Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

Hon. Henry Oryem Okello Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs) received the Algerian Ambassador – 09 May 2017.

Hon. Henry Oryem Okello, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs), today received the Algerian Ambassador with whom they had a global overview on the state of the progress of the cooperation in various areas.

On this occasion, they mutually expressed satisfaction with the increase of the rhythm of the implementation of the cooperation road-map, in particular in the area of human resource training and capacity building.

Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

An Algerian delegation attend a Consultative meeting on African Union reform- Kigali, 07 May 2017.

An Algerian delegation attends an African Union Consultative meeting held in Kigali on 7th May 2017  under the Chairmanship of President Paul Kagame who was given the mandate by his pairs regarding the institutional reform of the African Union.

The Algerian delegation was composed of the Permanent Representative to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ambassador Rachid Benlounes, and Mr.  Mustapha Abdelhak Gasmi, Counselor in the Cabinet of the Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League States.

Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

An Algerian delegation attended the 10th African Union Peace and Security Council Annual Retreat – Kigali, 03rd – 05th May 2017.

The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) 10th Annual Retreat was opened  03 May in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme, “Implementation of the PSC Working Methods and Adoptive Decisions since 2007”. The three-day Retreat aims at reviewing the implementation of PSC working methods.

The retreat was attended by 15 representatives of PSC member states comprised of Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

The Chairperson of the Peace and Security Council for the Month of May is the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the African Union (AU).

The Permanent Representative of Algeria to the African Union (AU), the Ambassador Rachid  Benlounes, led the Algerian delegation accompanied by his deputy, the Minister Counselor at the Algerian Embassy in Addis Ababa.

 

Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso as his Special Envoy on Burundi – 05 May 2017.

Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso as his Special Envoy on Burundi on 5 May 2017.

Mr. Kafando’s role will include leading and coordinating the UN political efforts to promote peace and sustainable development in Burundi. Additionally, he will provide assistance to the efforts of the East African Community for political dialogue among Burundi stakeholders.

The United Nations has been present in Burundi under mandate by the Security Council since 2004, in support of national reconciliation efforts following the Arusha Peace Accords of 2000.

On March 13th, the members of the UN Security Council commended regional efforts to help Burundians find political solutions and reiterated their support to the facilitation led by former President Benjamin Mkapa under the mediation of President [Yoweri] Museveni, in his capacity as Chair of the East African Community.

Furthermore, at the end of the 18th Ordinary Summit of the East African Community, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on May 20th day 2017, a joint communiqué was adopted and mentioned:

The heads of state received a progress report from H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, the facilitator of the inter-Burundi dialogue and thanked him for his commitment to the dialogue. The summit fully endorsed the assessment and adopted the report.

The heads of state received an update and clarifications from the 1st vice president of the republic of Burundi on the political situation in the republic of Burundi and the inter-Burundi dialogue.

Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

Hon. Obiga Kania, State Minister of Internal Affairs, receives the Ambassador of Algeria and the Head of the high level delegation of the Algerian Police. 05 May 2017.

During their stay in Uganda, the Head of the high level delegation of police experts, Police Monitor (Controller) BABA Salim, was today received by Hon. Obiga Kania, State Minister for Internal Affairs, along with Farid BOULAHBEL, the Algerian Ambassador to Uganda.

The State Minister welcomed the Algerian delegation and expressed his satisfaction with the progress so far made in as far as cooperation between the two countries in the police field is concerned. On this occasion, he underlined the solidarity and mutual trust which characterizes the relations between the two countries in several areas; the Algerian experience in the fight against terrorism and crime in all its forms as well as the efforts made by the Ugandan Government to improve the performance of its police institution in the direction of greater professionalization professionalization based on wider use of modern technological methods.

The Director of Interpol/Uganda office and the Counter-Terrorism Director of the Ugandan police attended the meeting.

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Sep 25, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

The Algerian community established in Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda started voting today to elect members of the National Popular Assembly.

The Algerian community established in Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda started voting early morning on 3rd May to elect members of the National Popular Assembly.

According to the provisions of the law governing Algerian voters abroad, the voting currently taking place at the Polling Station set up at the Algerian Embassy Kampala will end tomorrow at 07:00 pm.