Another Moroccan ally to take over as the Chairperson of the African Union from 2022 to 2023

Macky Sall, President of Senegal. / DR
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President Macky Sall to take over as the Chairperson of the African Union for the period 2022-2023, indicates the Senegalese presidency on its Facebook page. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) endorsed Senegal's candidacy at the end of an extraordinary summit online on Tuesday, February 2.

The election of Macky Sall will be formalized on February 6 during the AU 34th ordinary summit. Senegal will thus take over after the Democratic Republic of the Congo was elected for the period 2021-2022, after South Africa’s mandate expired.

This announced election is good news for Morocco. Sall will also join the African Union troika on Western Sahara next weekend, replacing Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al Sissi, who will definitely leave this presidential club created in July 2018 at the Nouakchott summit. 

This should neutralize the influence of Cyril Ramaphosa, who will be «stuck» during the next twelve months between two great allies of the kingdom namely Presidents Felix Tshisekedi and Macky Sall.

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