AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION
The Commission acts as the executive or administrative branch of the AU. Its headquarters is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The current chairperson is South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who was elected for a four-year term in 2012. The term is renewable. The polls were held on July 18 this year during the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. The elections had attracted three candidates—Botswana’s foreign affairs minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Uganda’s former Vice President Specioza Kazibwe and Equatorial Guinea’s Agapito Mba Mokuy. None of the candidates garnered two-thirds of the votes to win. The elections were postponed to January next year.