S African named first woman to lead AU
DHAKA: Doctor and diplomat Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa has won a vote to become the first female head of the African Union Commission, delegates have said.
The ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma defeated incumbent and rival Jean Ping of Gabon on Sunday, who had headed the steering body of the 54-member organisation since 2008, reports Al Jazeera.
BDST: 0303 HRS, JUL 16, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor