Visits AFRIPOL Secretariat

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AFRIPOL Headquarters

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AFRIPOL Headquarters

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2nd Steering Committee AFRIPOL ISPA


The Second Steering Committee of INTERPOL Support Programme for the African Union in relation to AFRIPOL (ISPA) has been organized on 28th  February 2022, in Algiers at AFRIPOL Headquarters. Decision was made to improve the legal framework and Data protection rules for AFRIPOL and focus on joint operation for disruption of criminal networks.

  • A pan-African police operation jointly coordinated by INTERPOL and AFRIPOL has identified hundreds of suspects and resulted in seizures of more than 12 million illicit health products. Press release.
  • Four (4) Spektor devices for criminal digital forensic have been provided to AFRIPOL. Six (6) experts from National Police Forces will be trained on the utilization of this technology.


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.

I participated together with the entire @_AfricanUnion family, in an event at the AU HQ today, to remember, unite and renew in commemoration... of the Genocide Against the Tutsi. #Kwibuka28


During my participation in the 10th meeting of the Steering Committee of @AfripolA, I highlighted the success factors of law enforcement ... agencies in combating crimes through Digitisation of police systems, Integration of data and qualifying young police leaders to use technology.


Honored to officiate the opening of the 10th meeting of the Steering Committee of the @AfripolA hosted in Nairobi.I reiterated to our ... regional & international partners from @INTERPOL_HQ of Kenya's commitment to build strong networks to better respond to emerging security threats.


The main objective of the meeting was to discuss #AFRIPOL activities for 2022 and the agenda of the 5th #AFRIPOL General Assembly scheduled ... for October 2022.

The meeting was opened by H.E. Dr. Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary Interior and Coordination of the Kenyan Government.

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