AU vote ends in deadlock

2012-01-30 12:52

Addis Ababa - African Union leaders failed in a vote Monday to choose a new chairman for the bloc's influential executive Commission, Zambian President Michael Sata told reporters.

"We went for an election and none of the two candidates emerged as a winner," Sata said, referring to South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who sought to unseat outgoing Jean Ping from Gabon.

  • Thokozane - 2012-01-30 12:57

    I hope Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma takes it. She is one of the few useful ministers.

      Anthony - 2012-01-30 13:08

      Thokozane Maloka, You are right that Dr Dlamini-Zuma is ( one of the few ) great ministers, But the inevitable is going to happen, The AU is going to split in half, one English organisation , and one French organisation. There has NEVER been any UNITY in the AU

      Citizen - 2012-01-30 13:16

      This is classic AU, they NEVER make any decision on anything that matters like criticising Mugabe or any of the other African 'despots', they are functionally and intellectually bankrupt...African renaissance my foot!

      Alva - 2012-01-30 13:26

      Has she fixed Home Affairs yet? When Home Affairs runs like clock work, she will impress me.

      Myvision - 2012-01-30 13:32

      @ velastardust To be impressed by home affairs you need to follow what's happening in the dept and probably have personal experience with them lately.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-30 13:45

      @velastardust - I recently applied for my ID book in order to apply for my passport. Got my ID book in 3 weeks, applied for my passport, got that in 10 days... What's the problem?

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-01-30 13:07

    African Union leaders failed in a vote... Gee, how unusual.

      Gerhard - 2012-01-30 13:09

      Epic fail.......

  • mdu.zulu - 2012-01-30 13:08

    2nd round will go to our own Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-30 13:46

      Sorry, Africa chose a man, still a very long way to go for gender equality in Africa..

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-30 13:24

    Keep the current idjit!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-30 13:47 he says looking into the mirror..

  • Tshiamo - 2012-01-30 13:28

    Can these clowns stop wasting their time and insulting our intelligence please? Solve problems in your countries first - poor infrastructure, lack of human resources, endemic corruption (read Limpopo)! Why waste time in conferences where half the delegates are napping, needless to day its "resolutions" will never be implemented!

  • Helmut - 2012-01-30 13:31

    She is joke

      Arthur - 2012-01-30 13:52

      What kind of 'helmut'? Or is it a dunce cap? OK, OK, I know the different spelling!

  • Zwelakhe - 2012-01-30 13:31

    They must make the right decision, vote Dr Dlamini-Zuma in. we need a turn around, we've been watching the indecisiveness over many issues for too long and hopefully our princess can pave the way for a better Africa.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-30 13:47

      Sorry, Africa is clearly still struggling to see women as equal..

  • Aupa - 2012-01-30 13:37

    I think its very important for African Leaders to think out of the box in theie persuit to forge most wanted African unity.My wayfoward to the chhairmanship saga, si for those AU leaders to amend their constitution to include transitional period, meanin the current chair must lead for half of the term then transfere certain powers to the incoming chair, for the next term.

  • Sam - 2012-01-30 14:02

    welcome to Africa mom, vote what is vote , sorry to throw you in the lions den, its stinking in Africa geeees

  • TenRas1 - 2012-01-30 14:03

    Way forward????????????????

  • richardzuma - 2012-01-30 14:13

    we are the fastest growing country in sa,,on the economic sector in the continent,,with larger population than any state,,,,,,,,hope is now time rise to that positions from AU,,MRS ZUMA AND PRECIDENT ARE PREFERED CANDIDATES 4 SPACE,,,,

      Gerhard - 2012-01-30 16:35

      rzuma you sound mentally impaired

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