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The Chairperson of the African Union is selected by the Assembly following consultations by Member States. The office of the Chair of the African Union is held for a period for one year by a Head of State or Government

The current Chairperson of the African Union is H.E. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt.

Chairs of Assembly of the African Union

  • Feb 2020 to Feb 2021 - Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa
  • Feb 2019 to Feb 2020 - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt
  • Jan 2018 to Feb 2019 - Paul Kagame, Rwanda
  • Jan 2017 to Jan 2018 - Alpha Conde, Guinea
  • Jan 2016 to Jan 2017 - Idriss Déby, Chad
  • Jan 2015 to Jan 2016 - Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe
  • Jan 2014 to Jan 2015 - Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mauritania
  • Jan 2013 to Jan 2014 - Hailemariam Dessalegn, Ethiopia
  • Jan 2012 to Jan 2013 - Thomas Yayi Boni, Benin
  • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 - Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea
  • Jan 2010 to Jan 2011 - Bingu wa Mutharika, Malawi
  • Feb 2009 to Jan 2010 - Muammar Gaddafi, Libya
  • Jan 2008 to Jan 2009 - Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, UR of Tanzania
  • Jan 2007 to Jan 2008 - John Kufuor, Ghana
  • Jan 2006 to Jan 2007 - Dénis Sassou N’Guesso, Congo
  • July 2004 to Dec 2005 - Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria
  • July 2003 to July 2004 - Joaquim Alberto Chissano, Mozambique
  • July 2002 to July 2003 - Thabo Mbeki, South Africa