To begin pointing out the way to follow for the new chairperson of African Union; let me start by helping her identifying some of the moves which she may may find friendly and helpful but could be a step toward plotting her failure and downfall.
Madam Chairperson, be mindful of Every good will you receive from both African and especially Western represented interest as these people come with tailored Agenda.
Set your goal along with the continent pressing needs and follow them without distraction.
Be careful of Western tailored Help for any of your programs as these help do not come with the good will they front with it.
Do not seek extra recognition, wealth or power, most importantly protection from foreign powers as it could become risky to you and the continent when tides turn against you and the body of AU.
Lastly learn from Gadaffi’s experience. He was the AU president when he met his demise, not even the body with all its powers, influence and position over the continent could stand and save him from the plots of those who want him out.
Your African body (AU members) could turn against you at any time, mostly when you need them most; all in the name of maintaining their ties with the UN influence.
Understanding and applying these well guide you to being the leader we all desire and expect you to be.