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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma new AU Commission Chairperson

South Africa's Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma became the first woman to lead the African Union Commission since its establishment in 1963 after unseating Incumbent Dr Jean Ping in the elections held this evening at the Headquarter of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mama Zuma, South Africa's Home Affairs Minister and Former Foreign Affairs Minister won 37 votes against 14.

In the the Vice-Chairperson election, the Kenyan, Erustus Mwencha retained the same position after getting 50 votes against one vote. He stood unopposed.

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