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African Union Peace and Security Council Teams Up with the Civil Society.

For the second time since its creation, the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) will be holding a retreat between the 4th and 5th of December 2008 in Livingstone, Zambia. The first retreat, which aimed at revising the rules of procedure of the PSC, was held last year in Senegal. The theme of the retreat is “Interaction between the Peace and Security Council and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).” Its objective is to operationalise article 20 of the PSC Protocol that calls for institutionalisation of civil society PSC engagement. It should be noted that civil society has been engaging with…