African Union Enters New Era


AllAfrica's publishing partners analyse the implications of the election of South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission, and examine how the deadlock in the vote between her and her predecessor, Jean Ping, was broken.
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  • Africa:  'Positive' African Union Vote Gives Opening to Continent's 'Big Powers'

    Institute for Security Studies, 18 July 2012

    To many observers, the election victory of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma against the incumbent, Mr Jean Ping, as Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) at the Summit in ... read more »

  • Africa:  Dlamini-Zuma Faces Major Divisions in African Union

    Institute for Security Studies, 18 July 2012

    On Sunday, 15 July, South Africa's Home Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was elected as head of the African Union (AU) Commission, replacing Dr Jean Ping from Gabon. ... read more »

  • Africa:  AU Commission Chairperson Promises New Agenda for Africa

    Leadership, 17 July 2012

    Newly-elected Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has undertaken to set a new agenda for the continent while also pledging to build on the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Dlamini-Zuma's Victory for African Women

    The Times of Zambia, 18 July 2012

    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 ... read more »

  • Africa:  Dlamini-Zuma an African Civil Servant

    The Herald, 18 July 2012

    As the dust settles on the election of South African Nkosazana Dhlamini-Zuma as AU Commission chair, there are serious questions that should be asked of the top woman. Although ... read more »

  • Africa:  Dlamini Zuma - a New Vision for Africa

    SouthAfrica.info, 17 July 2012

    South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the newly elected chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), has undertaken to set a new agenda for the continent, while also ... read more »

  • Africa:  New AU Commission Chairperson Promises New Agenda for Continent

    Leadership, 17 July 2012

    Newly-elected Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has undertaken to set a new agenda for the continent while also pledging to build on the ... read more »

  • Africa:  How Dlamini Zuma Defeated Ping to Become AUC Chairperson

    Leadership, 16 July 2012

    The election of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission had come and gone after series of local and international politickings from the two contenders, Ms. Dlamini Zuma who ... read more »

  • Africa:  How Nkosazana Got AU Top Post

    Tanzania Daily News, 17 July 2012

    A PROLONGED three-month SADC-initiated and Tanzania-inspired 'super campaign,' the then incumbent's weaknesses and several other factors helped South African Home Affairs Minister ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria's Bloody Nose At the African Union

    Daily Trust, 18 July 2012

    These are not the best of times for Nigerian diplomacy. read more »

  • Africa:  AU Has to Be Relevant to Ordinary Africans

    The Star, 17 July 2012

    The stalemate in electing successor to Jean Ping as African Union (AU) Commission Chair brought to sharp focus the role of the continental body in the fast changing world, where ... read more »

  • Africa:  Dlamini Zuma Elected New AU Commission Chairperson

    Biz-Community, 16 July 2012

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) exploded with jubilation following news on Sunday night that South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma had won ... read more »

  • Africa:  AU Should Stand Up and Be Counted

    The New Times, 17 July 2012

    On Sunday, the African Union voted, for the first time, woman to head the AU Commission. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa's Home affairs minister, beat Gabon's Jean Ping, who ... read more »

  • Africa:  Dlamini Zuma's African Union Acceptance Speech

    South African Government, 16 July 2012

    It is with honour and humility that I today accept my election as the incoming chairperson of the African Union Commission. read more »

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