Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Mali

2012-10-17 18:27

Johannesburg - Newly-elected commission chair of the African Union (AU) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma arrived in Mali on Wednesday, her office said.

"Dlamini-Zuma has arrived in Mali ahead of the scheduled African Union and the Economic Community of West African States [Ecowas] meeting scheduled for Friday," said her spokesperson, Ronnie Mamoepa.

The meeting would discuss and assist in finding a resolution to the current political challenges, including the restoration of democracy and the challenges of secession, he said.

The meeting was scheduled to run until Saturday.

Dlamini-Zuma was elected as the new chairperson in July and officially took over the role on Monday.

Speaking at the hand-over ceremony on Monday, Dlamini-Zuma said the AU would try to resolve the conflict in Mali and the Sahel region, or else the crisis would spread to other regions.

  • bert.einswine - 2012-10-17 19:00

    Awesome.... with her acumen... i'm sure she will succeed ???

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-17 19:01

      Please tell me we are not going to get a step by step report for the next few years of where she goes and what she does... Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-10-17 19:33

    ... and what was she wearing? This is news?

  • Shaun Daly - 2012-10-17 20:08

    Oh, the AU is on the case? Well then, consider that crisis over!

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-17 22:17

    Mama Africa.

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