Posts Tagged ‘Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’

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…

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…

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…