AU Contenders Meet In Historic Debate In Addis Ababa

The first ever public debate between the candidates running for chairperson of the African Union Commission has been held at the continental body's headquarters in Addis Ababa. Five candidates are competing succeed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who leaves the post next month. They include Amina Mohamed of Kenya, Abdoulaye Bathily of Senegal, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi of Botswana, Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad and Agapito Mba Mokuy of Equatorial Guinea. The debate gave the candidates an opportunity to speak to African citizens, popularise the AU and give their vision for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa.
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