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Amina Mohamed’s Fate At The African Union Chair Battle

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Africa heads of state are currently in Addis Ababa Ethiopia discussing numerous topics across from geopolitics to security and electing new leaders. Already Guinean President has been elected AU Chair replacing the incumbent who was the Chad’s President.

The focus that has Kenyans full attention is the Africa Union Commission that CS Amina is going for. The chair of the AU Commission has a lot of weight in setting the global agenda, including trade, good governance, institutionalizing democracy, intra-African trade, peace, and security.

Other candidates in the race include Senegal’s Abdoulaye Batily, the choice of the 14-member Ecowas bloc, Chad’s Mousssa Faki Mahamat and Equatorial Guinea’s Agapito Mba Mokuy for Central Africa, and Botswana’s Pelomi Venson-Moitoi for Southern African Development Community.

A winner, according to the rules, should garner at least two-thirds of the votes by the 53 members, excluding Morocco, which is expected to make a return to the African Union after a 36-year ‘self-exile” from the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in protest over the body’s support for the Polisario Front and its recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as an independent state.

The election which is a closed door affair is kept away from the media lenses, and Kenya Insights sources reveal that Amina’s fate and the results to be made announced by 7 pm local time. Voting currently underway.


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