African Union Commission to elect new chairperson

The African Union, the 54-member states continental physique, will elect on Monday a brand new fee chairperson to interchange outgoing chief Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who isn’t in search of a second time period after ending her four-year-tenure.

Heads of states and dignitaries have been arriving within the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the place the AU relies, to attend the continental summit and to foyer for his or her most well-liked candidate for Africa’s prime job.

5 candidates are within the working to interchange Dlamini-Zuma, a former South African minister and first feminine AU chief, who’s considered in search of to interchange her former husband, President Jacob Zuma, as South Africa’s fourth democratically elected president because the finish of apartheid in 1994.