AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION CHAIRPERSONSHIP
This week's African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will be watched with keen interest for a variety of reasons, key amongst which is the decision of the Southern African region to nominate the South African Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, for the position of Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.
The Southern African view on the Current State of the AU Commission
Southern Africa has taken a conscious decision to nominate a Southern African region candidate who has the required skills and competence, to lead the African Union Commission. The region is driven by the objective of transforming the African Union into an efficient and effective continental body. While many achievements can be recorded, the African Union Assembly has, in the past, taken many decisions and made several Declarations that, to date, have not been implemented. These include finding ways of ensuring that the decis