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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

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…

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…

Backgrounder: Basic facts about African Union, Highlights of agenda for 18th AU summit

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Comments off

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…