Kenyan to serve as AU chief after deadlock
30 January 2012, 18:23
Addis Ababa - A Kenyan has been chosen to serve as chairman for
the African Union’s influential executive Commission in an acting
capacity after a vote to choose a new head ended in deadlock.
The deputy AU commission chief, Erastus Mwencha, will serve as the
executive council’s chair until a fresh poll, which Zambian President
Michael Sata said would take place in June during the next AU summit in
Sata told reporters that both South African Home Affairs Minister
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who sought to unseat outgoing chairman Jean Ping
from Gabon did not win the vote.
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