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Vol 58 No 3

Published 3rd February 2017

The scramble for the chair

Low intrigues and high politics will decide the choice of the African Union’s next leader. All bets are off as new favourites emerge

The contest for the chair of the African Union Commission is entering its most fevered stage as delegates gather in Addis Ababa for the annual summit from 22-31 January. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ends her term of office having disappointed many member states although she was congratulated for supporting the Economic Community of West African States' intervention in The Gambia which ushered Yahya Jammeh from power after he lost elections in December but refused to stand down.

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