Dlamini-Zuma

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Jul 26th, 2012
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Chika Ezeanya Before her election, when asked how she will bring about change if elected, Dlamini-Zuma responded, “I don’t think my contribution is about doing different things from the incumbent.” One must excuse the experienced diplomat and medical doctor by classifying that statement as the measur...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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Jakkie Cilliers and Jide Martyns Okeke After several delays to the original starting time for the elections, Dr Dlamini-Zuma secured a simple majority in the first three rounds before clinching the vote in the fourth and final round. Unofficial results indicate the following for Dr Dlamini-Zuma and M...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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Patrick Burnett The appointment of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma against the incumbent, Mr Jean Ping, as chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) at the Summit in Addis Ababa on 15 July has been greeted with enthusiasm in many quarters. We are told that it will herald a period of new and decisiv...
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Jul 19th, 2012
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Sokari Ekine It is ironic that just over a month ago President Joyce Banda of Malawi made the courageous decision not to invite President Omar Bashir to the AU Summit in Malawi. [Pambazuka, ]http://bit.ly/Lyds9l] On the basis of that decision and because of the lack of support from the AU members, th...
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Jul 15th, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA — She beat the incumbent, Jean Ping of Gabon, in a closely fought election over several rounds of voting. “Now we have the African Union chair Madame Zuma, who will preside over the destiny of this institution,” Benin’s president and current AU chairman Thomas Boni Yayi ...
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Feb 23rd, 2012
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South Africa as a powerhouse on the continent expected to take the AU Commission Chairperson’s job. But the outcome of the election indicates that opposition to Ms Dlamini-Zuma was intractable. The 18th Summit of the African Union (AU) that took place in Addis Ababa this week has led to a sudden surg...
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Jan 31st, 2012
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Addis Ababa – SA says Nkosazana Dlamaini Zuma will vie for the African Union’s top job in the next election after she failed to secure two-thirds of votes needed to become commission chairperson of the bloc. “Nothing stops us from fielding the same candidate because she has shown or prove...
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Jan 27th, 2012
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Bloomberg) — South Africa’s bid to flex its foreign-policy muscle by capturing the African Union’s top post may be thwarted by nations resentful of its already dominant role on the world’s poorest continent. South Africa initially failed to back the 54-nation body’s demand last year that Ivory ...