The African Union has endorsed Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba for the post of Secretary General of the Commonwealth. The decision although made at the African Union summit in South Africa in June was only made official on Friday and a computer mouse click into the African body’s website confirms this. There, written in black and white under decisions on African candidature with the international system by the AU Executive Council, the AU states that it endorses: “For the post of Secretary General of the Commonwealth for the period 2016-2020 during the elections scheduled to take place in November 2015 in Malta, the candidature of Mrs Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba of the Republic of Botswana”.
Masire-Mwamba is the only candidate from Africa so far. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has also thrown its weight behind her at its summit held in Gaborone recently.