First Female Chief of African Union – Dlamini-Zuma. South Africa’s Dlamini-Zuma is first Woman chief of African Union (AU).
A woman has been inaugurated into the top leadership position at the African Union for the first time.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa took charge on Monday of the African Union commission (AUC) on October 15, 2012, where she will oversee peace and security functions and keep track of the political and economic affairs of the continent. Dlamini-Zuma was most recently South Africa’s minister of home affairs and also served as the country’s minister of foreign affairs.
Outgoing African Union chairman Jean Ping gave the gavel to Dlamini-Zuma during a ceremony at the union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa.