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New-look African Union hopes to remake the continent

The new African Union Commission (AUC), installed in March, is coming to grips with a dizzying number of dossiers under new secretary-general Moussa Faki Mahamat. New commissioners like Amani Abou-Zeid, responsible for infrastructure and energy, are expected to be more dynamic than their predecessors (Abou-Zeid replaces fellow Egyptian Elham Ibrahim, an AUC veteran). Mahamat may be a less divisive figure, and less focused on domestic political ambitions, than his South African predecessor Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

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