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African Union – A Zuma sworn in as first chairwoman of AU Commission

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Comments off

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…

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South Africa’s Dlamini-Zuma elected first woman head of AU Commission

Monday, July 16, 2012 Comments off

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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…

Growth and stability worry African leaders at AU Summit

Saturday, July 14, 2012 Comments off

By Chrispanus Omar

 

ADDIS ABABA, July 14 (Xinhua) — African leaders braced for an unusually stormy Summit on Sunday amid fears the European debt crisis and the growing tensions in West and Central Africa could impact negatively on efforts to promote trade. Read more…

19th AU Summit commences on Monday with PRC meeting

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News   Jul. 7     2012.

 

 

 

18th AU SUMMIT 2012 – Photo RM

 

ADDIS ABABA, July 6 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) has announced that the 19th AU Summit is going to officially kick off on Monday with the meeting of the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) at the Headquarters of the Pan-African institution in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more…

18th AU summit concludes with package of agreements

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

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18th AU SUMMIT 2012 – Photo RM

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) — The 18th African Union (AU) summit ended here Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital with adoption of a series of agreements concerning Africa’s economic, political and security issues. Read more…

First ever Global African Diaspora Summit comes in May: AU

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

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…

Jean Ping maintains his position until next summit as AUC election postponed

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012       “Election of AUC chairperson” – More Related Articles.

 

AU Summit 2012 – Phto: RM

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — The outgoing African Union Commission (AUC) Chairman Jean Ping will maintain his position until next AU summit, as AUC election was postponed due to fierce competition, said diplomatic sources here on Monday. Read more…

AUC chief hails African initiatives on Somalia, other regional issues

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — The outgoing president of the African Union (AU) Commission Jean Ping, a Gabonese national who is seeking re-election in a contest with South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on Sunday gave the assessment of his first term in office, outlining the successes and the challenges. Read more…

AU chief denounces tragic interventions by foreign armies in Africa

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — Outgoing African Union (AU) President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who is also the president of Equatorial Guinea, on Sunday denounced the “tragic military interventions by foreign armies in Africa.” Read more…

New AU President elected

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

An African summit convening in Addis Ababa has elected a new President of the African Union. He is President Thomas Boni Yayi of Benin. Read more…