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African Union (AU)

est. July 9th 2002

OVERVIEW

The African Union (AU) is a Pan-African organization that aims to provide a collective voice for the African continent. The AU succeeded the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 2002. Its goal is to propel a united continent towards peace. It aims to boost development, eradicate poverty and bring Africa into the global economy. Key decisions are made by its Assembly, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of states and governments of the member states. Its secretariat, the African Union Commission is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

OBJECTIVES

  • To promote unity and peace amongst African nations
  • To encourage democracy and good governance
  • To foster sustainable growth