Jean Ping

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Jan 25th, 2013
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Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara is scheduled to leave for Addis-Ababa on Friday to take part in the 20th African Union (AU) Summit of the heads of state and government, an official source said on Thursday. The Malian crisis will be the main agenda of the meeting which will officially open o...
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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 16th, 2012
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Addis Ababa – African leaders were divided on Monday over a historic vote that saw the first woman elected to head the AU Commission, with some hailing the decision as others criticised powerhouse South Africa’s tactics. Many participants in the African Union summit appeared relieved that...
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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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Jul 15th, 2012
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The African Union is holding a summit in Addis Ababa expected to focus on another bid to resolve a deadlock over its secretariat. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma of South Africa and the incumbent, Jean Ping of Gabon, are to contest the election for the post of chairman of the AU commission. In January, neithe...
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Jul 14th, 2012
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The current crisis in Mali is one of the most serious challenges facing the continent, the head of the African Union commission Jean Ping told a meeting of heads of state in Addis Ababa “The situation in Mali is one of the most serious situations our continent is confronted with,” Ping sa...
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May 25th, 2012
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This July is again time for another African-wide election to be held during the 19th Africa Union Summit in Lilongwe, Malawi, between 15 -16 July 2012 that will be deciding who shall be manning the AUC (Africa Union Commission) for another four years. Interestingly, with barely a month to go, the Ad ...
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Apr 6th, 2012
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Brussels – The EU and AU on Friday rejected any break-up of Mali and called for talks to resolve the crisis after a Tuareg rebel group proclaimed independence in the north of the country. “The EU has made clear throughout the crisis that it respects the territorial integrity of Mali,̶...
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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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Feb 20th, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 20, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union Commission Chairperson, Mr. Jean Ping, has deployed an Observers Mission to Senegal within the context of the upcoming Presidential Elections to be held on 26 February 2012. This Mission is headed by M. O...