Former foreign minister of Chad, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is elected as the next chairman of African Union.
Candidates from five African countries were contesting for the position.Kenyan Foreign Minister, Amina Mohamed, was expected to win the election. However, African Union member states cast their ballot in secret and the Chadian former prime minister emerged to be a winner.
He will serve as chairman for four year terms when the term of office of South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma comes to an end in July of this year.
Meanwhile, Morocco is readmitted to the African Union after more than three decades of withdrawal from membership of the organization.
Thirty-nine African countries voted in favour of Morocco’s readmission. Algeria and South Africa were among the countries that voted against readmission of Morocco to the organization.