Addis Ababa — NEW African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has described her ascendancy to the executive office of the continental body as victory for women and the continent.
"My election should not be seen as a personal victory but should be seen as victory for women and the African continent in general," Dr Dlamini-Zuma, who later posed for pictures with Dr Ping, said.
Dr Dlamini-Zuma, the first woman elected to head the commission, said she would continue to work in a way that would build consensus in Africa. She said the AU would continue to work with organisations such as the United Nations and other cooperating partners.
The South African Home Affairs minister said Pan-African heroes who created the continental body had a dream of a better continent and the challenge for member States was to work towards that vision so that Africa could become a better place for all.
At the same briefing, Dr Ping said he had done his best to serve the continent and would now leave it to Dr Dlamini-Zuma.