AU extends mandate for Jean Ping Until next Election

Dlamini-ZumaThe African Union on Tuesday extended the mandate of its top official Jean Ping after an election, in which he was challenged by South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, deadlocked. “We have decided to prolong the mandate of the current commission until the next summit in Lilongwe Malawi” in June, bloc chairman, Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi, said at the end of a two-day summit in Addis Ababa.

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