Visits AFRIPOL Secretariat

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AFRIPOL Headquarters

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AFRIPOL Headquarters

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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.

AFRIPOL Ag. ED and his team visited EAPCCO CT CoE in Nairobi to discuss areas of collaboration & ensure building the capacity of law ... enforcement officers within the Region and beyond, to help AU Member Countries in fighting ToC, CT and cybercrime.

Nairobi, 21 Feb 2023: Working visit AFRIPOL Delegation with IGP Kenya & President AFRIPOL General Assembly to discuss security threats ... and ways of strengthening cooperation in preventing and combatting transnational organized crimes and terrorism for the 55 AU Member States.

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.


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

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