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AU top job still under discussion

The meeting attended by President Jacob Zuma and others in Benin failed to find a consensus.

President Jacob Zuma and Benin President Boni Yaya. Picture: GCIS.
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Local World Politics

JOHANNESBURG - African leaders will keep talking about the deadlock in the race for the top job in the African Union Commission.

A special meeting attended by President Jacob Zuma and others in Benin on Monday failed to find a consensus.

The race is still on between Gabonese politician Jean Ping, and South African Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, after an inconclusive contest this year to head the AU Commission.

Ping was at Monday’s special summit in Benin after failing to attract African leaders’ support at the Addis Ababa summit.

Again he will be opposed by the South African Home Affairs Minister.

The contest could overshadow the summit in Lilongwe.

Benin President Boni Yaya said the continent was looking to the leaders to find an impasse if the summit failed to produce a final communiqué.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)

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