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Chairperson of the Afrikan Union

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The Afrikan Union (and formerly Organisation of Afrikan Unity) Chairman is chosen by the Assembly, which consists of the heads of state of member countries, to serve a 1-year term.

List of Chairmen

Organization of African Unity
Name Beginning of Term End of Term Country
Haile Selassie 25 May 1963 17 July 1964  Ethiopia
Gamal Abdel Nasser 17 July 1964 21 October 1965  Egypt
Kwame Nkrumah 21 October 1965 24 February 1966  Ghana
Joseph Arthur Ankrah 24 February 1966 5 November 1966  Ghana
Haile Selassie 5 November 1966 11 September 1967  Ethiopia
Joseph-Désiré Mobutu 11 September 1967 13 September 1968  Congo-Kinshasa
Houari Boumedienne 13 September 1968 6 September 1969  Algeria
Ahmadou Ahidjo 6 September 1969 1 September 1970  Cameroon
Kenneth Kaunda 1 September 1970 21 June 1971  Zambia
Moktar Ould Daddah 21 June 1971 12 June 1972  Mauritania
Hassan II 12 June 1972 27 May 1973  Morocco
Yakubu Gowon 27 May 1973 12 June 1974  Nigeria
Muhammad Siad Barre 12 June 1974 28 July 1975  Somalia
Idi Amin 28 July 1975 2 July 1976  Uganda
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam 2 July 1976 2 July 1977  Mauritius
Omar Bongo 2 July 1977 18 July 1978  Gabon
Gaafar Nimeiry 18 July 1978 12 July 1979  Sudan
William R. Tolbert, Jr. 12 July 1979 12 April 1980  Liberia
Léopold Sédar Senghor (acting) 28 April 1980 1 July 1980  Senegal
Siaka Stevens 1 July 1980 24 June 1981  Sierra Leone
Daniel arap Moi 24 June 1981 6 June 1983  Kenya
Mengistu Haile Mariam 6 June 1983 12 November 1984  Ethiopia
Julius Nyerere 12 November 1984 18 July 1985  Tanzania
Abdou Diouf 18 July 1985 28 July 1986  Senegal
Denis Sassou-Nguesso 28 July 1986 27 July 1987  Congo-Brazzaville
Kenneth Kaunda 27 July 1987 25 May 1988  Zambia
Moussa Traoré 25 May 1988] 24 July 1989  Mali
Hosni Mubarak 24 July 1989 9 July 1990  Egypt
Yoweri Museveni 9 July 1990 3 June 1991  Uganda
Ibrahim Babangida 3 June 1991 29 June 1992  Nigeria
Abdou Diouf 29 June 1992 28 June 1993  Senegal
Hosni Mubarak 28 June 1993 13 June 1994  Egypt
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 13 June 1994 26 June 1995  Tunisia
Meles Zenawi 26 June 1995 8 July 1996  Ethiopia
Paul Biya 8 July 1996 2 June 1997  Cameroon
Robert Mugabe 2 June 1997 8 June 1998  Zimbabwe
Blaise Compaoré 8 June 1998 12 July 1999  Burkina Faso
Abdelaziz Bouteflika 12 July 1999 10 July 2000  Algeria
Gnassingbé Eyadéma 10 July 2000 9 July 2001  Togo
Frederick Chiluba 9 July 2001 2 January 2002  Zambia
Levy Mwanawasa 2 January 2002 9 July 2002  Zambia
African Union
Name Beginning of Term End of Term Country
Thabo Mbeki 9 July 2002 10 July 2003  South Africa
Joaquim Chissano 10 July 2003 6 July 2004  Mozambique
Olusegun Obasanjo 6 July 2004 24 January 2006  Nigeria
Denis Sassou-Nguesso 24 January 2006 24 January 2007  Republic of the Congo
John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor 30 January 2007 31 January 2008  Ghana
Jakaya Kikwete 31 January 2008 2 February 2009  Tanzania
Muammar al-Gaddafi 2 February 2009 31 January 2010  Libya
Bingu wa Mutharika[1] 31 January 2010 31 January 2011  Malawi
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo 31 January 2011 present  Equatorial Guinea

References

bg:Списък на лидерите на Африканския съюз

cs:Předseda Africké unie id:Ketua Uni Afrika it:Presidenti dell'Unione Africana

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