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Moussa Faki Mahamat

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


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Diplomatic differences

After a fallow period for the African Union's regional diplomacy the Chairperson of the AU Commission Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat has been working hard to restore its prestige and lead on African crises...

Chergui was accustomed to having his own way on security issues under Moussa Faki's predecessor Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who took little interest in them but now he feels Moussa Faki is treading on his toes officials in Addis Ababa are saying (AC Vol 58 No 3 The scramble for the chair)...

Moussa Faki has recruited heavy-hitters to his side such as new chief of staff El Ghassim Wane the Mauritanian ex-UN senior official who used to head the PSC's permanent staff under Chergui...

Moussa Faki and Chergui seem unable find a modus vivendi and communications between their departments are poor we hear...

Western observers welcome Moussa Faki as a relief from Dlamini-Zuma's hands-off approach to security issues and anti-colonial rhetoric...

His defenders admit that on the anti-jihadist fight in the Sahel or the conflict in Central African Republic Paris and Moussa Faki are unlikely to differ but there is plenty of space for the AU to make a difference in places where it has been notably absent such as South Sudan and Cameroon...


Not waltzing in Vienna

That brought a frustrated reaction from Moussa Faki Mahamat the chair of the African Union Commission...


Paris clashes with Moscow

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and AU chair Moussa Faki Mahamat agreed on the appointment of Mauritanian Hassan Lebat former AU Representative in CAR and currently a special adviser to Moussa Faki as a mediator...


Another trade muddle

'The reality is clear that the EPAs were badly negotiated and apart from the SADC most of them have not been implemented ' says Lopes the former executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa who was appointed to lead the AU's post-Cotonou negotiations by Moussa Faki Mahamat at the Nouakchott summit...


Sanctions and splits

At June's African Union summit in Nouakchott AU Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat had appealed for tough measures to send a 'clear message to the players to respect their commitments' (AC Vol 59 No 2 Cycle of broken deals)...

Also involved are the African Union Commission chaired by former Chadian foreign minister Dr Moussa Faki Mahamat the AU's High-Level Ad Hoc Committee on South Sudan led by High Representative for South Sudan former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré and the 'C5 group' of non-IGAD African countries selected to assist with the peace process: Algeria Chad Nigeria South Africa and Tanzania as well as the Troika of United States United Kingdom and Norway and a few others including China...


Another political fix

However if African leaders have so far refused to host the new centres the chair of the AU commission Moussa Faki Mahamat said that the continent bore its own responsibility for the migration crisis condemning what he described as 'intolerable actions' committed against African migrants on their own continent...


Migration clouds treaty hopes

'Cooperation with Africa goes far beyond migration ' said Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following a meeting with AU counterpart Moussa Faki Mahamat in Brussels on 23 May...


Migrants rock the summit boat

Burkina Faso recalled its ambassador from Libya in protest and the AU Commission Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat ordered an inquiry...

In October AU Commission Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat was tasked with coming up with a face-saving formula...


A hopeful view in London…

Many heard Farmajo promise to defeat the Islamist insurgents of Al Shabaab in two years including United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and her Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson; May's Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim head of the ruling Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Justice and Development Party); United States Defense Secretary James Mattis; Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta; Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni; Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia and Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat the new African Union Chairperson (AC Vol 58 No 4 MPs reject foreigners' choice & Vol 58 No 3 The scramble for the chair)...


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