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First Woman head of the African Union emerges

New AU Commission leader, Nkosazana Dlamini-ZumaThe African Union (AU) Commission on Sunday elected its first woman leader after South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma emerged winner in a closely contested election against the incumbent Jean Ping.


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Jean Ping still in African Union race

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (L) Jean Ping (R)African union (AU) Commission chairman, Jean Ping dismissed media reports that he is not running for the chairmanship election due to be held this week end during the AU summit in Addis Ababa.


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SADC lobbies for Dlamini-Zuma's AU chairmanship in Ethiopia

Dlamini-Zuma, Jean Ping and Meles Zenawi/ PHOTO/ REUTERSA Southern African Development Community (Sadc) delegation, led by Tanzanian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Bernard Member met on Monday in Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi to discuss the African Union chairmanship election.

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Anansi: African Union backdrop to the new great game

altAs much as most of the delegates wished for it, foreign intervention in Africa did not end at the 23-31 January African Union summit in Addis Ababa. 

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Discord at the AU

While reunited in Addis Ababa the Heads of State and government of the continent spewed their differences on the table. Differences among member states highlight a deepening fissure ahead of another voting round in Lilongwe, in June this year.

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AU appoints special representative for Libya

altThe chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Jean Ping, has appointed Mondher Rezgui as special representative and head of the AU Liaison Office in Libya, with residence in Tripoli, The Africa Report learnt on Thursday.

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Madagascar barred from African Union polls

Andry Rajoelina's government has been barred from taking part in this year's AU elections/Photo/ReutersMadagascar will not be allowed to vote for a new African Union (AU) Commission's chairperson on Monday because of its suspension from the continental body two years ago.

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Dlamini-Zuma to battle Ping for a hidden agenda?

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (left) Jean Ping (right)With less than two weeks away from the all-important African Union (AU) summit, which is set to decide on who will chair the commission, South Africans are throwing

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But where is Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma?

She has neither given any interviews to the media nor traveled outside the country for some time now.

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AU's Showdown in Addis Ababa

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (left) Jean Ping (right)After diplomatic reversals in Côte d'Ivoire and Libya, the South African government is trying to exert its diplomatic influence by challenging Jean Ping for control of the AU Commission

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