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African Union Commission Chairman Jean Ping (L) and Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi, newly elected African Union president, talk shortly after the closing ceremony of the 18th African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa January 31, 2012
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

Open quote[It's] embarrassing for South Africa that it has not been able to carry a majority.Close quote

  • political analyst, on the country's failed attempt to rule the African Union; incumbent leader Jean Ping will remain in power until the next summit in June, despite failing to secure two-thirds of the vote to win a second term
Photo: Noor Khamis / Reuters | Source: Businessweek