In a sign of growing diplomatic and economic relation with South Africa, the Eritrean embassy in Pretoria took part in the annual “Diplomatic Fair” organized by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa on Saturday, October 26th 2013.
The fair’s main theme was to celebrate 50 years of the African Union as well as to honor the South African fallen hero Oliver Tambo.
The incompetent and flamboyant ex-Commissioner of the African Union – Jean Ping – is now history. It is simply gratifying and indeed a good omen seeing him left office with his head down. We are expecting leadership form the new and first women Chairman of the AU Commission, Ms. Dlamini Zuma.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma , South Africa’s minister of home affairs, was on Sunday elected as the first female head of the African Union Commission.
Ms Dlamini-Zuma, who received 37 votes in the last round of voting, needing 34 to win, defeated incumbent and rival Jean Ping of Gabon, who had headed the steering body of the 54-member organisation since 2008.