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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…

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…

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…

African Union lambasts Libyan rebels – VOR

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 30,2011

 

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Horn of Africa:AU seeking 2 bln U.S. dollars for support to drought affected Africans

Sunday, August 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 14,2011
ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) said on Saturday that it will organize an event on Monday to build momentum towards the Pledging Conference on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa. Read more…

Somalia:AU representative urges Africa to raise funds for Somalia

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 11,2011
ACCRA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) high representative for Somalia Jerry John Rawlings on Wednesday urged African countries to respond positively to the challenges to raise emergency funds for relief in Read more…

AU says ICC discriminatory in dispensation of justice

Saturday, July 2, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 2,2011
MALABO, July 2 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) criticizes the International Criminal Court (ICC) for being discriminatory and carrying out selective dispensation of justice. Read more…

AU:African leaders hold intense discussion on Libyan crisis

Friday, July 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 1,2011
MALABO, July 1 (Xinhua) — African leaders meeting here at the ongoing African Union (AU) Summit are holding intense closed door discussions on the Libyan crisis.

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