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Global Insider: AU Leadership Stalemate Points to Higher Stakes

The Editors Thursday, April 5, 2012

African Union countries are currently deadlocked over whether to keep or replace the current African Union chairman, Jean Ping, whose term has been temporarily extended. In an email interview, Solomon Dersso, a senior researcher in the Peace and Security Council Report Program at the Institute for Security Studies, discussed the African Union’s leadership contest.

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