Uganda Elected to Chair AU Peace and Security Council for May, 2017

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The outgoing ambassador to Uganda’s multilateral mission in Ethiopia, Mull Sebujja Katende has been elected chairman of the African Union Peace and Security Council for the month of May 2017. He replaces Togo’s Toba Sebade. Traditionally, the chairmanship of the council sessions is rotated monthly between each of the fifty five (55) member states.

The Peace and Security Council (PSC)’s direction during May’s session has been disclosed to include an open session on Children and Armed Conflicts in Africa; undertaking a PSC Field Mission to Darfur, Sudan; and adoption of the Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism for Silencing the ‘Guns in Africa’ by the year 2020.

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