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Three reasons why the Gabon coup failed

The tiny but resource-rich country has remained a pseudo state that is still run from Paris

Power vacuum in Gabon: End of the Bongo dynasty?

Ali Bongo, has been in hospital for more than three weeks. Now the vice president’s powers have been extended to "ensure the continuity of the state"

Another Bongo takes power in Gabon

With the president out of the country and gravely ill, the government’s intransigence is costing its people a chance of freedom long denied

The continent can’t afford business as usual at the African Union

Closer collaboration between the AU and the UN in peacekeeping operations is a critical issue.

Dlamini-Zuma is coming back

After four years as AU chairperson, former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be returning to South Africa.

Dlamini-Zuma pledges to strive for unity in Africa

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has committed to building unity on the continent after a controversial vote in which she unseated the AU Commission incumbent.

Dlamini-Zuma elected to head AU Commission

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has won a tightly contested vote to become the new head of the African Union Commission - the first woman to hold the post.

Dlamini-Zuma gloves up for new AU title challenge

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is set to once again challenge Gabon's Jean Ping for the leadership of the African Union this week.

Africa Union fails to break leadership deadlock

Leaders of eight African Union countries failed on Saturday to break a deadlock over the leadership of the 54-member body.

SADC backs Dlamini-Zuma for AU elections

The SADC have announced they would back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's attempt to be elected the new AU chief in fresh polls to be held in June.

Southern African foreign ministers discuss AU deadlock

Southern African foreign ministers discussed the deadlocked polls for a new African Union head and to chart the bloc's strategy for the next vote.

After the botched election the AU needs to bridge the divide

Election of new AU Commission chairperson ends in a stalemate.

Deadlock highlights rifts, inertia of African diplomacy

The deadlock for the AU chair has crowded out important issues such as the political situation in Somalia and left the AU in limbo.

AU succession on hold after Ethiopia deadlock

A vote to choose a new chairperson for the African Union's Commission has ended in deadlock and a new election will only be held in June.

Maybe next time: Dlamini-Zuma to try for AU chair in June

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will run again for the position of African Union Commission chair at the next AU Summit in June.

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