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By Isaac N. Endeley

This publication offers an in depth research of the constitution and functioning of the African workforce, which has the capability to be essentially the most favorite overseas actors within the post-Cold struggle period. Endeley's research is knowledgeable via direct commentary and by means of the session of key fundamental and secondary resources.

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They also provide simultaneous interpretation of speeches and discussions at meetings of various organs of the African Group, particularly when such meetings take place on the premises of the AU’s Executive Secretariat in New York, but also if the meetings take place at the UN Headquarters and there are no UN interpreters available. The Executive Secretariat 39 Finally, the General Services Section is made up of about six non-professional personnel who perform a multiplicity of tasks, including cleaning the offices, making coffee for staff and guests, or serving as chauffeur, courier or janitor.

It controls all of the Secretariat’s expenses, from travel allowances to entertainment for guests at receptions and printer cartridges for the office computers. It also is required to submit a monthly statement of the Executive Secretariat’s expenditures back to Addis Ababa. The Conference Services Section includes an Archivist who keeps the official records and documents of the Executive Secretariat and of the African Group, and two AU Translators/Interpreters, the one working from English to French and the other in the opposite direction.

2. 3. 4. 5. 2. 80 North (5) 9% 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Float Seat 44 Chapter Ten The Committee on Candidatures 45 ones always have to rely on the backing of the African Group, whereas the larger, richer and stronger ones can sometimes afford to dispense with the Group’s endorsement and attempt to promote their candidates by themselves. A case in point is the 1977 incident involving Nigeria and Niger mentioned earlier. Furthermore, although all States wishing to serve on the Committee on Candidatures must meet the same rigid criteria set by the African Group, once selected they try to remain in place for as long as possible and to use this position as a stepping stone to other posts.

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