Laaska News July 17, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, July 17 (Xinhua) — The newly-elected chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was sworn into office early on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead the pan-African institution.
Jean Ping, Zuma’s predecessor who had served since 2008, congratulated the new chairwoman and wished her very best in his farewell speech at the closing ceremony of the 19th AU Summit, held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in the wee hours of Tuesday. Read more…
Laaska News July 16, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, July 15 (Xinhua) — South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma surged strong in the tight race for the African Union Commission Presidency, clinching 37 votes against Jean Ping of Gabon, the incumbent’s 14 votes to emerge winner of the seat.
There were loud celebrations inside the hall where some 51 African leaders gathered to cast votes for the next leader of the AU Commission, after a six-month deadlock that appeared set to persist. Read more…
Laaska News Jan 31, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) — African Union (AU) leaders agreed Tuesday to launch a first ever Global African Diaspora Summit on May 25 in South Africa.
AU leaders, meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, asked the AU Commission and South Africa to collaborate for a successful diaspora summit. Read more…
Laaska News Jan 28, 2012
Backgrounder: Highlights of agenda for 18th AU summit
AU’s new conference center to be inaugurated
Backgrounder: Basic facts about African Union
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) will kick off its 18th summit on Sunday at its headquarter in the Ethiopian’s capital of Addis Ababa with the theme of “Boosting Intra-African Trade.” Read more…