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The African Union has had a shaky two decades but problems can be solved

The African Union has had a shaky two decades but problems can be solved

ON 9 September 1999, the Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued the Sirte declaration calling for the establishment of an African Union (AU). Their mission was to accelerate the process of integration on the continent while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems. The AU was founded in May 2001 and officially launched on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa. Its 20th anniversary is a useful moment to examine how far the AU has progressed toward meeting its core objectives. There is no dearth of criticism of the union from scholars, analysts and…
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