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Moussa Faki Mahamat

Date of Birth: 21 June 1960
Place of Birth: Biltine, Chad


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Crisis summit as insurgents head south

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez each made their first post-lockdown foreign trips to the summit along with African Union Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat to join regional presidents: Burkina Faso's Roch Marc Christian Kaboré; Chad's Idris Déby Itno; Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta; Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou; Mauritania's Ghazouani...


Scotland under siege

He is reportedly backing Kenya's Amina Mohamed a former foreign minister who was strongly tipped to chair the African Union but lost out to Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat (AC Vol 57 No 22 Amina jumps to the front)...


Turf war over Sahel

Chergui is still involved in a power struggle with AU chair Moussa Faki Mahamat which is little changed since Africa Confidential first reported it last year (AC Vol 60 No 3 Diplomatic differences)...


Seeking special status

On 6 December the new Commission President will make her first foreign trip to Ethiopia to meet Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the head of state President Sahle-Work Zewde the only woman currently holding such a position in Africa as well as Moussa Faki Mahamat the chair of the African Union Commission...


The Ambassador strikes back

Read the update here for free AFRICAN UNION: Fury over ambassador's exit The dismissal of the African Union's Ambassador to the United States Arikana Chihombori-Quao via a curt letter from the AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat dated 7 October appeared at first to be a fairly routine changeover of personnel...


From revolution to realpolitik

The talks were brokered by an African Union mediator Mohamed el Hacen Lebatt a veteran advisor to Moussa Faki Mahamat the former Chadian Foreign Minister who now chairs the AU Commission (AC Vol 43 No 4 High stakes at Sun City)...


Paris’s terror dilemma

Development in the Sahel will be a major theme of the G7 summit in Biarritz on 24-26 August to which Macron has invited Burkina's President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré as current chair of the G5 and other African presidents: Senegal's Macky Sall Rwanda's Paul Kagame South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa the current African Union chair Abdel Fattah el Sisi and the AU commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat...


A battle against the clock

But on 1 May the AU Commission under its administrative Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat said it regretted that Sudan's junta had not handed over power to civilians within 15 days but would allow a final extension of the deadline by 60 days...


The revolution rumbles on

Adding to the pressure for a strong civilian role in the transition the African Union Commission under Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat announced late on 11 April that: 'The military takeover is not the appropriate response to the challenges and aspiration of the Sudanese people...

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