CS Amina Mohammed loses in AU elections

Sports CS Ambassador Amina Mohamed at a past briefing. The CS did not qualify for the final round in the WTO top job./COURTESY

Addis Ababa,ETHIOPIA: Foreign affairs minister Amina Mohammed was on Monday defeated in her quest to lead the African union commission.

Chad national Moussa Faki Mahamat defeated Amina after seven rounds of voting.

Mahamat won with 38 votes against Amina’s 26 votes in the hotly contested election.

The voting was held at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had made several foreign visits to campaign for Amina.