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Why it doesn’t matter who the next chair of the African Union Commission is by Prof Babatunde Fagbayibo

When Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was appointed as the new Chair of the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2012, expectations were sky high. The former South African minister was widely respected, and optimists pinned their hopes on the experienced technocrat revolutionising the affairs of the dysfunctional AUC. 4 years later and Dlamini-Zuma’s first term is now coming […]

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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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Validation Meeting on The Study on Free Movement of People in Africa, 9 – 10 December 2013

The Department of Political Affaris of the Affairs of the African Union Commission (DPA), in collaboration with the Centre for Citizens’ Participation in the African Union (CCPAU), convened a two day meeting, 9–10 December 2013, in Nairobi, Kenya to review the draft report on the study on Free Movement of People in Africa.   The […]

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