The African Union was established in March 2001, and in July 2002 was formally launched as the successor to the African Economic treaty and the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The objectives of the AU are to promote economic integration and social development, to prepare the way for political unification of the whole continent.
International organization founded as the Organization of African Unity to promote cooperation among the independent nations of Africa. Listing and profiles of member countries, speeches and communications transcripts, news, calendar, and discussion forum. [English and French]
Official web site of the OAU/AU Summit in Durban, South Africa. Includes the key and background documents, text of speeches and related links.
Statement of intention of the leaders of the African nations to form a continental union, 11 July 2000.
Delegation of the European Union to the African Union. Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
Providing a common platform for African peoples and their grass-roots organizations to be more involved in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent.
Encyclopedia entry offers an overview, discussion of current issues, origins and history, member countries, organisation, economic status, symbols and references.
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