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Africa: AU Elections Suspended


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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Kampala — The three candidates for chairperson of the African Union Commission, including former vice president Specioza Kazibwe, had been eliminated

The three candidates for chairperson of the African Union Commission, together with former vice president Specioza Kazibwe, had been eliminated.

State Minister for Global Affairs, Oryem-Okello, says the elections had been suspended altogether. “All candidates eradicated, elections suspended,” he advised Daily Screen in a brief text message (SMS).

The developments reportedly adopted Dr Kazibwe’s unceremonious exit in early round of balloting within the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

She reportedly polled 11 votes in opposition to 16 scored By Using Botswana’s Pelomi Venson-Moitoi and Equatorial Guinea candidate Agapito Mba Mokuy, who garnered 12 votes.

The West African economic bloc, ECOWAS, had going into the elections to replace Dlamini Zuma raised objections about the quality of candidates lined up as her imaginable successors.

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