The election for the new 15 members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) was held on 28 January at the meeting of the Executive Council of the AU. There were 22 AU member states in the list of candidates (as shown below).
Candidates for the 2016 PSC election (own compilation)
|Region||Available Seats in the 2016 Election||States Running||Years Previously Served on the Council|
|Central Africa||3||Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, and Chad||Burundi served three times, (2008, 2010 & 2014) and seeking reelection; Gabon served twice previously (2004 & 2007); Cameroon served three times (2004, 2006, 2012); Chad served three times (2008, 2010 & 2014)|
|Eastern Africa||3||Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda||Djibouti served twice previously (2010 & 2012) Kenya served twice (2004 & 2010) Rwanda served three times (2006, 2008 & 2010) Uganda served three times (2006, 2008 &…|
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