President Of AFRIPOL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Visits AFRIPOL Secretariat

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AFRIPOL Headquarters

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AFRIPOL Headquarters

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High-level expert meeting on Document Fraud and Biometrics

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On 18 October 2022 started the high-level expert meeting on Document Fraud and Biometrics (facial comparisons) at the AFRIPOL HQ to build and strengthen the capacities of African Union law enforcement agencies in these fields of expertise.

  • The meeting is organized by in partnership with the German
    Federal Police. For the first time, a joint African harmonized standard
    in Document Fraud Verification and Biometrics should be defined.
  • Took part in this meeting 40 participants from the AUC HQ, Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo Brazzavile, Djibouti, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sao-Tomé and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tchad, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia.

ABOUT AFRIPOL

The African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) is established as a technical institution of the African Union (AU) for police cooperation among Member States. 


AFRIPOL functions on the following principles:

  • Respect for democratic rule, human rights, the rule of law and good governance in accordance with the Constitutive Act, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and other relevant instruments;
  • Respect of the Police Ethics, the principles of neutrality, sovereignty, integrity and the presumption of innocence;

Recruitment of seconded officers

AFRIPOL was established as an independent mechanism for Police Cooperation for Member States of the African Union.

The cross-border operation workshop was attended by representatives from  Member States, CAPCCO, AUC, ACSRT and INTERPOL.

In order to strengthen capacities of police agencies of AU member states on border management and cooperation in prevention and fight ... against cross-border crime, AFRIPOL organized planning workshop for 1st AFRIPOL’s cross-border operation, 21-22 November 2022, in Algiers.

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25 October 2022, #AFRIPOL, GIZ & Combeo consulte hold a virtual workshop on training & capacity building strategy of #AFRIPOL. ... Attendance 40 pax from AU MS to discuss & enrich this strategic document. Highly fruitful discussions

40 participants: AUC Algeria Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Cameroon
CAR Comoros Congo Brazzaville Djibouti Gabon Ghana Kenya Lesotho Liberia ... Libya Madagascar Mauritius Mozambique Niger, Rwanda Sao Tomé & Principe Senegal South Africa Tanzania Tchad Tunisia Uganda Zambia

The meeting is organized by #AFRIPOL in partnership with the #German Federal Police. For the first time, a joint African harmonized standard... in Document Fraud Verification and Biometrics should be defined.

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