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Past Chairs of the African Union Commission. A Wholesome Legacy? By Dr. Yitiha Simbeye Part 2

Introduction In the previous article the role and function of the Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission was articulated. The Commission as the organisation’s administrative arm needs to act independently of states and, the position of its Chair, an important one, requires the incumbent to manage the organisation and guide its work to ensure […]

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The African Union Chair of the Commission By Dr. Yitiha Simbeye Part 1

Introduction The Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission is the head of the Commission that is the organisation’s secretariat, its main task being the implementation of the Assembly’s decisions.[1] The Commission is also responsible for the day to day running of the organisation.[2] Made up of portfolios,[3] the Commission’s mission is to be an […]

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Rethinking and reforming the African Union Commission elections By Dr Mehari Maru

  Recently, in July 2012, the high-profile and bitterly fought nine-month race for the post of Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission, between Dr Jean Ping of Gabon, and his main challenger, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, culminated in the latter’s victory. Her victory came after the deadlock at the Eighteenth AU Summit in January 2012. […]

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Election of the AUC Chairperson, Deputy and Commissioners at the July 2016 Summit

1. Positions to be elected at the July 2016 Summit Candidatures are supposed to circulated to member states at least 3 months before the election. The following candidatures have been received. Details of incumbents can be found at this link: http://au.int/en/AUC/leadership/  In addition to the candidates listed below, Senegal has also proffered Professor Abdoulaye Bathily as their […]

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