Sudan seeks support for candidates in AU Commission

13 Jan 2017 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 13 JAN (NAMPA) – Sudan’s two candidates for positions in the African Union (AU) Commission Thursday paid a courtesy call on Vice-President, Nickey Iyambo to seek the Namibian Government’s support for their candidature.
The two special envoys of Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir are Amira Al-Fadil, former minister of social welfare and Ambassador Rahamtalla Osmah.
Al-Fadil is running for the AU Commissioner of Social Affairs and Osmah is running for the AU Commissioner of Political Affairs.
The AU Commission elections will take place during the 28th AU summit to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24 to 31 January under the theme ‘Harnessing Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth’.
The summit will also elect a new AU Chairperson to replace Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
Other countries seeking support from Namibia for positions in the AU Commission include Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal.