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Newsline: African Union Fires Ambassador To U.S.

The African Union fired its U.S. ambassador this month. Her supporters say it was because of her anti-colonial speeches. However, a recent AU internal report alleges abuse of funds and office. (https://www.npr.org/2019/11/14/779208240/african-union-fires-ambassador-to-u-s) The African Union has ended the term of its charismatic and outspoken ambassador to the United States. Tens of thousands have come to her defense, claiming she’s been unfairly targeted for her anti-colonial speech. But an internal investigation report obtained by NPR paints a different picture of the ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, one of a rogue, corrupt and self-dealing diplomat.