Press Release N°18 1st February 2017 28th AU Summit/Elected and appointed members of the african union commission and its organs
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st February 2017: During the 28th Ordinary Summit of the African Union which concluded on 31st January at the African Union Headquarters, elections for the Bureau of the Chairperson, The Deputy Chairperson and Commissioners were held as well as appointment of members to the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption ,the appointment of judges of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights (AfCHPR) and appointment a member of the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL).
H.E Mr. Faki Moussa Mahamat (Chad)
Chairperson of the African Union Commission
H.E. Mr. Thomas Kwesi Quartey (Ghana)
H.E. Mr. Smail Chergui (Algeria)
Commissioner for Peace and Security
H.E. Ms. Minata Cessouma Samate (Burkina Faso)
Commissioner for Political Affairs
H.E. Ms. Amani Abou-Zeid (Egypt)
Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy
H.E. Ms. Amira Mohammed Elfadil (Sudan)
Commissioner for Social Affairs
H.E. Mr. Albert M. Muchanga (Zambia)
Commissioner for Trade and Industry
H.E. Ms. Correa Leonel Josefa Sacko (Angola)
Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture
The Commissioners for Economic Affairs and Human Resources Science and Technology will be communicated at a later date.
The appointed Members of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption are:
Mr. Begoto Miarom (Chad), Mr. John Kithome Tuta (Kenya), Mr. Paulus Kalomho (Namibia), Ms. Florence Ziyambi (Zimbabwe), Mr. Pascal Bamouni (Burkina Faso), Mr. Daniel Batidam (Ghana) and Ms. Elisabeth Gnansounou Fourn (Benin).
The appointed judges of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights (AFCHPR) are Ms. Chafika Bensaoula from Algeria and Ms. Rose Tujilane Chizumila from Malawi.
The appointed member of the African Union Commission on International law is Ms. Kathleen Quartey Ayensu from Ghana.