After African heads of state failed to elect a new head of the African Union Commission in July, the race finally seems to be heating up. South Africa’s Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will step down in January 2017, after just over 4 years at the helm of the African Union, but her successor will certainly have their work cut out for them.
The AU has come under criticism due to perceived slow-responses to various crises on the continent, and the ongoing reform process under Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is expected to shift both the organisational set-up and political nature of the continental bloc – something the new chair will have to oversee.
So who then is likely to succeed Dlamini-Zuma in Addis Ababa?And what challenges lie ahead for the new African Union Commission Chair?
This week on Talk Africa!