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Vol 57 No 22

Published 4th November 2016


Kenya

Amina jumps to the front

Kenya's foreign minister has taken the lead in the race to become the next leader of the African Union Commission

As regional factions tussle for influence, finding a candidate to replace South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as Chairperson of the African Union Commission is proving a tortuous process. The first two rounds of voting at the AU summit in Rwanda in July were inconclusive. 'Black smoke billows from the 27th AU Summit as no winner emerges,' Dlamini-Zuma's Spokesman, Jacob Enoh Eben, tweeted at the Kigali summit.

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