Cote d’Ivoire backs Amina for AU post

Ivory Coast's president Alassane Ouattara signs the country's revisited constitution on November 8, 2016 at the presidential palace in Abidjan. Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday threw its weight behind the candidature of Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed for the position of African Union Commission chairperson. PHOTO | ISSOUF SANOGO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Ruto continued lobbying for the CS in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Liberia.
  • Mr Ouattara said the gesture by President Uhuru Kenyatta to send the DP to lobby for Ms Mohammed was significant.
  • The Deputy President said he was optimistic that Ivory Coast will support the candidature of Ms Mohammed.
  •  Mr Ruto said African countries were working together to ensure the process of integration was accelerated.

Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday threw its weight behind the candidature of Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed for the position of African Union Commission chairperson. 

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