African Dictators elect Gaddafi to chair African Union – ADDIS ABABA (Reuters)

February 2nd, 2009 Print Print Email Email

The African Union on Monday elected Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to head the continental organisation at a summit in Ethiopia.

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The African Union on Monday elected Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to head the continental organisation at a summit in Ethiopia.

Gaddafi, who has long promoted stronger union within the organisation and poured money into some parts of Africa, was handed the chairman’s gavel by outgoing AU leader Jakaya Kikwete, the Tanzanian president, to warm applause from other leaders.

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