Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission Chairperson

Chad’s Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat (56) was elected as the new Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission. He was elected after seven rounds of voting and defeated Amina Mohamed of Kenya and Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily. Moussa Faki Mahamat succeeds South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the first woman to lead the AU Commission, who did not seek a second term in office after completing a four-year term. The African Union (AU) is a continental block consisting of 54 countries on the African continent. It was established in 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was launched in July 2002 in South Africa. African Union Commission is The AU’s secretariat based in Addis Ababa.

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