by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Brett Schaefer
The Heritage Foundation
August 06, 2012
For the African Union (AU) Commission, the election earlier this month of South Africa’s Home Affairs minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as chair offers a chance to address issues that have hindered the organization’s image and its impact on the continent. The new leader should provide leadership in pressing the organization to respond more effectively to the continent’s crises, adopt reforms to strengthen accountability and transparency—particularly regarding the AU budget—and urge the membership to select better-qualified African governments to represent the region in multilateral bodies.