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AU Executive Council to elect two commissioners

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The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) will elect Saturday commissioners for Economic Affairs; and, for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission.Ethiopia’s Neway Gebreab, Djibouti’s Yacin Elmi Bouh, Madagascar’s Victor Harison and Cameroon’s Marte Chantal Mbajo are the four candidates running for the post of commissioner for Economic Affairs of the AUC.

Similarly, Cameroon’s Sarah Anyang Agbor and Uganda’s Dr. John Patrick Kabayo are the two contenders for the post of commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology.

Election of commissioners for both posts were postponed for the 29th AU summit, as the candidates at the 28th AU summit held last January in Addis Ababa failed to get adequate votes.

In a related development, the 31st ordinary session of the AU Executive Council will continue for the second day Saturday, after it was opened Friday by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Moussa Faki Mahamat.

The meeting of the Executive Council of the African Union (comprising foreign ministers of member states) precedes the AU summit, which is slated for 3rd to 4th July in Addis Ababa under the theme: “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth.”



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