Mugabe named new chairman of African Union

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been named the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union (AU).

The announcement was made on Friday morning during the AU’s two-day heads of state summit at it’s headquarters in Addis Abbaba, capital of Ethiopia.

Mugabe, 90, succeeds Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Mugabe has been Zimbabwe’s president since 1980

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