AU falls silent on big prob­lems as Kenya lob­bies for top job

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

It is clear that Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta is de­ter­mined to put a word to African lead­ers that For­eign Af­fairs CS Amina Mo­hamed is best fit for the African Union Com­mis­sion chair­man­ship. I wish her well be­cause she is qual­i­fied and she has worked in var­i­ous in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing the UN. She is also well ed­u­cated in both diplo­macy and law fields. How­ever, even dur­ing this lob­by­ing pe­riod, why is the AU silent on var­i­ous prob­lems in Africa? Is Dlamini Zuma still in­charge? Its main ob­jec­tive is to drive the African in­te­gra­tion and devel­op­ment process in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with African Union mem­bers. In do­ing so, there should be peace. Un­for­tu­nately,there is un­cer­tainty about DRC’s elec­toral process, Zim­babwe’s protests, Gabon’s post-elec­tion skir­mishes and po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence in South Su­dan that the com­mis­sion should high­light and of­fer the way for­ward.


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