African Union (AU) chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is preparing to leave the organisation after having served her term.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the continental organisation said the process to choose her successor will take place on the 30th and 31st of January 2017. Click here to read the statement. The nomination process closes on 19th August 2016.
702's Nikiwe Bikitsha (standing in for John Robbie) spoke to Southern African Editor of The Africa Report, Crystal Orderson, on who would be interested in running for AU chair.
Listen to the conversation below:
It's the West Africans that are going to be interesting to see... There's going to be a lot of politicking.— Crystal Orderson, The Africa Report