Visits AFRIPOL Secretariat

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AFRIPOL Headquarters


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;

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

Important call today with @Bankole_Adeoye, #AfricanUnion Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace & Security & Dr Tarek Sharif, ... #Afripol Executive Director. INTERPOL’s support will always align with Africa’s needs & strategy, particularly on terrorism & organized crime.

The Executive Director of #AFRIPOL briefed the AU Peace and Security Council 1013th session on Early Warning and Continental Security ... Outlook.
He also highlighted the importance of information sharing and intelligence among the police in fighting transnational organized crime.


Dr. Sharif, Executive Director of #AFRIPOL Co-Chaired with Ms Roraima Andriani, Director Global Outreach and Regional Support,INTERPOL, the... 1st Steering Committee meeting of the #INTERPOL- #AFRIPOL joint programme ISPAP.

The meeting was opened by H.E. Farid Zineddine Bencheikh, President of the #AFRIPOL General Assembly.The participants discussed the ... modalities for holding the Fourth #AFRIPOL General Assembly and agreed to hold it virtually in October 2021.

#AFRIPOL concluded today its 1st Extraordinary Steering Committee meeting. The meeting was attended by the following members: Algeria, ... Uganda, Nigeria, CAR, Zambia, CAPCCO, SARPCCO, WAPCCO, NARC, AU Commissioner and the Executive Director of #AFRIPOL.

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