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The PSC's provisional agenda for November 2018
2 November 2018

In November 2018 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) will examine the situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Madagascar and Somalia. The PSC will be chaired by His Excellency Mohamed Idriss Farah, ambassador of Djibouti to Ethiopia and permanent representative to the African Union (AU).

The PSC will celebrate Youth Day this month with an open session on youth, peace and security in Africa on 8 November. The AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) will brief the council on the latest developments in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea. The PSC will also consider the report of the AU Commission chairperson on counter-terrorism and violent extremism in Africa, and will host a periodic review on the state of peace and security on the continent. A possible briefing on the situation in Sudan has also been pencilled in for this month.

The PSC will consider the report of the AU Commission chairperson on counter-terrorism
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Report on the situation in Somalia

On 7 November the PSC will examine developments in Somalia, in light of the recent decision by Somalia’s federal member states to suspend collaboration with the federal government. The dispute revolves around power sharing and resource allocation within the federal structure.

Update on the situation in the DRC

On 12 November the PSC will be updated on the latest changes in the DRC’s political and security situation, notably in view of the upcoming presidential and legislative elections scheduled to take place on 23 December. For the presidential elections, the ruling party is fielding Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, while opposition candidates Jean-Pierre Mbemba and Moise Katumbi have been declared ineligible to contest the election.

Briefing on the situation in Madagascar

The situation in Madagascar will be discussed on 20 November, following the 7 November  presidential polls in the country and before a potential run-off on 19 December. Madagascar has been through periods of highly contentious political disputes. The upcoming presidential elections could destabilise the country. A total of 36 candidates will compete for the highest office, including former presidents Hery Rajaonarimampianina (outgoing), Didier Ratsiraka (1975–1993 and 1997–2002), Marc Ravalomanana (2002–2009) and Andry Rajoelina (2009–2014).

Provisional agenda for November 2018  

Date

Agenda

7 November 2018

Report on the situation in Somalia

Preparation for the PSC field mission to Somalia

Preparation for the 6th High Level Seminar, Nairobi, Kenya

8 November 2018

Open session on youth, peace and security in Africa (marking the celebration of Africa Youth Day)

12 November 2018

Update on the situation in the DRC

Consideration of the PSC provisional programme of work for the month of December 2018

20 November 2018

Briefing on the situation in Madagascar

Preparation for the PSC field mission to Somalia 

21 November 2018

Briefing by the AUHIP on the latest development in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, in line with PSC Communiqué PSC/AHG/COMM/2. (CCCXCVII), enlarging the mandate of the AUHIP to the Horn of Africa

Preparation for the 6th High Level Seminar, Nairobi, Kenya 

23 November 2018

Consideration of the report of the chairperson of the commission on counter-terrorism and violent extremism in Africa

Briefing/periodic review on the state of peace and security situation in Africa by CISSA

27–28 November 2018

PSC field mission to Somalia