Venson-Moitoi to debate with AU contenders in Addis

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The African Union Commission, the executive branch of the AU, says it will hold the first-ever debate for the five candidates seeking to head the continental body.

Elections are due in January 2017 to pick a successor to South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is not seeking a second term in office.

An invitation from the commission says all the candidates who have expressed interest in contesting will take part in the "town hall-style" debate on 9 December at the AU's headquarters in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa:

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