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A Victory for Women: Dlamini-Zuma’s Scorecard as AU Chairperson By Dinah Musindarwezo

*Published on Pambazuka and is also published here with permission of the author. The results of the 2012 African Union’s Chairperson’s elections marked a significant victory for gender parity representation at AU ushering in a first woman Chairperson- H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma This victory came after 49 years since Organisation of African Union (OAU)/African Union […]

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The African Union Chair of the Commission. A Woman in Charge by Dr Yitiha Simbeye Part 3

*full series also published on Pambazuka: http://www.pambazuka.org/pan-africanism/chair-african-union-commission The first woman chair of the African Union Commission (AUC) was appointed in 2012 by way of what has been described as a‘…bruising election…’ and ‘…acrimonious contest…’. It took several rounds of voting after the first round ended in stalemate. In the final tally 17 countries voted against her. […]

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GOOD RIDDANCE, DR. DLAMINI-ZUMA by Dr Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

* also published on Pambazuka: http://www.pambazuka.org/pan-africanism/good-riddance-dr-dlamini-zuma In April 2016, Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma announced that she had decided to return to South Africa rather than run for a second term as the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU). For close observers this did not really come as a surprise as she appeared to […]

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African Civil Society Solidarity for Burundi

  Since February 2015, there have been cases of extra judicial and arbitrary killings with reports of more than 130 people having been killed in the Capital Bujumbura and in other parts of the Country. The killings are related to the elections in Burundi and to opposition towards Burundi President’s third term bid and resultant […]

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