Organisation of African Unity

 
The AU’s role in brokering Sudan deal offers lessons for the future
The AU’s role in brokering Sudan deal offers lessons for the future
The African Union (AU) came into existence after a restructuring of its predecessor – the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It was created to...
Africa must resist cultural imperialism, be it Chinese or Western
Africa must resist cultural imperialism, be it Chinese or Western
This is a response to Mathew Blatchford’s column ‘Don’t attack the Chinese —...
Fela in Versace: how popular culture is driving 21st century pan-Africanism
Fela in Versace: how popular culture is driving 21st century pan-Africanism
This Saturday marks the 56th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which became the African Union (AU) in 2002. This day is known...
Debating media’s role in driving Rwanda’s genocide
Debating media’s role in driving Rwanda’s genocide
Twenty-five years ago, the Rwandan government launched a meticulously planned genocide against its Tutsi minority. It killed approximately 800 000 people in 100 days. ...
Ethiopia and Eritrea: Decades of dispute over a border
Ethiopia and Eritrea: Decades of dispute over a border
Ethiopia and Eritrea have been bitter enemies for decades, fighting a border war in 1998-2000 that cost nearly 80 000 lives and remains a flashpoint today....
Obituary: A leader with backbone
Obituary: A leader with backbone
Zola Skweyiya (1942-2018)
An art exhibition that curates complex identities
An art exhibition that curates complex identities
Being and Becoming: Complexities of the African Identity is an art exhibition that explores the idea of identity. Its central theme is...
Africans must reject ideas of regime change, says Zuma
Africans must reject ideas of regime change, says Zuma
The people of Africa must reject any idea from outside the continent, which would lead to regime change in an African state, President Jacob...
And now Africa rises, to unite in prosperity
And now Africa rises, to unite in prosperity
Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi made a half-hearted attempt at subverting traditionalism to have himself crowned the continent's king of...
AU has neglected human rights
AU has neglected human rights
The 50th-anniversary celebration of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and its successor, the African Union (AU), at the biannual heads-of-state summit next week is an important milestone. But, while they are celebrating, Africa's leaders should also do some serious...
How to make the system work
How to make the system work
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros made his fortune on the markets and is giving a lot of it to Africa. Last week he hosted an Africa Forum...
Mboweni: African monetary union a long way off
Mboweni: African monetary union a long way off
Africa is a long way off a common monetary union as the continent continues to struggle to harmonise economic policies, South Africa's central bank...

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