- Chairperson of the African Union Commission
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The Commission of the African Union serves as the AU's administrative branch, and as a secretariat of the Pan African Parliament. It consists of ten Commissioners, who hold individual portfolios. The Commission implements AU policies and coordinates the body's activities and meetings. The Commission elects its Chairperson to a four-year term.
List of Secretaries-general of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and African Union (AU) Chairs of the Commission
Secretaries-general of the Organisation of African Unity Name Beginning of Term End of Term Country Kifle Wodajo (acting) 25 May 1963 21 July 1964 Ethiopia Diallo Telli 21 July 1964 15 June 1972 Guinea Nzo Ekangaki 15 June 1972 16 June 1974 Cameroon William Eteki 16 June 1974 21 July 1978 Cameroon Edem Kodjo 21 July 1978 12 June 1983 Togo Peter Onu (acting) 12 June 1983 20 July 1985 Nigeria Ide Oumarou 20 July 1985 19 September 1989 Niger Salim Ahmed Salim 19 September 1989 17 September 2001 Tanzania Amara Essy 17 September 2001 9 July 2002 Côte d'Ivoire African Union (AU) Chairs of the Commission Name Beginning of Term End of Term Country Amara Essy (interim) 9 July 2002 16 September 2003 Côte d'Ivoire Alpha Oumar Konaré 16 September 2003 28 April 2008 Mali Jean Ping 28 April 2008 Present Gabon
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