Congo president receives SADC delegation
Angola, Brazzaville – A delegation of ministers of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), including the Angolan secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for Administration, Rui Mangueira, was received Monday in Brazzaville by the Congolese president, Denis Sassou N’Guesso. The SADC delegation that included the ministers of Security of State of South Africa, Slyabonga Cwele, and Foreign Affairs of Namibia, Utoni Nujoma, arrived in Brazzaville on its way from Libreville (Gabon), via Bangui, Central Africa Republic, as part of a tour for support for the regional organisation’s candidate for the African Union Commission (AU) chair. Besides local officials, the audience was witnessed by Angolan ambassador to Congo, Pedro Fernando Mavunza, and his South African colleague, Manelisi Genge. The SADC ministerial delegation that has so far visited Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria, Gabon and CAR with the same purpose, left Brazzaville Monday evening for Luanda. Standing for the mentioned AU Commission chair are the outgoing president, Jean Ping of Gabon and South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. In the third round of the voting, the Gabonese candidate got 29 votes, against the SADC-backed South African candidate’s 23, but was not invested as he failed to obtain the required majority.