africanunion.jpgEquatorial Guinea’s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, is lined up to assume the revolving chair of the African Union.


Under the system of the presidency that rotates between the regions, it is Central Africa’s turn this year to chair the AU.


The candidature of a given country must be approved by the other nations in its region and the other members of the AU simply sign off on the region’s decision.


Reports say the countries of Central Africa have reached a consensus and the designation of Equatorial Guinea is established.

Mr Nguema takes over from outgoing Chairperson, Malawi’s Bingu Wa Mutharika, who succeeded Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi.