AU to hold first ever leadership debate

The African Union (AU), through its African Union Leadership Academy, will convene the first ever leadership debate for candidates contesting for the position of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the continental body has announced.

The debate will be held on 9 December at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It will be conducted before a live audience comprising members of the African Union Executive Council, members of Permanent Representatives Committee and African Union Commissioners, media personnel and invited guests.

“It aims at popularising the African Union and giving the candidates an opportunity to speak to African citizens and present their vision for the fulfilment of the AU vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa,” the AU said in a statement. Candidates contesting to replace outgoing Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma of South Africa are Pelonomi Venson- Moitoi of Botswana, Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad, Mba Mokuy of Equatorial Guinea, Dr Amina C Mohamed of Kenya and Dr Abdoulaye Bathily of Senegal.

Source: South African Government News Agency.

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