Will Chairing the African Union Be a Poisoned Chalice for South Africa?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to the BRICS Business Council prior to the BRICS Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 13, 2019 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to the BRICS Business Council prior to the BRICS Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 13, 2019 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).
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South Africa assumed the annually rotating chair of the African Union earlier this month, its second term since serving as the organization’s inaugural chair following its founding in 2002. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa took over the role from his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on Feb. 8 at the AU’s annual summit in Addis Ababa. The position adds to South Africa’s already deep engagement in multilateral organizations. It is currently in the middle of its third two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and is a member of both the G-20 and the BRICS […]

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