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From the OAU to the African Union: history and institutions

On May 25, 1963, thirty-two African heads of state met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to found the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The first continental African institution was created in the aftermath of independence under the driving force of Ghanaian pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah, and aims to facilitate union and solidarity between African countries to complete decolonization and free itself from apartheid racism. But the maneuvers of the colonial powers and the challenges of…

President Zelensky succeeded in convincing the European Union

Volodymyr Zelensky spoke on Monday, June 20, through a video conference and behind closed doors in front of the expanded AU bureau, which includes the AU chairman, the chairman of the AU commission and accredited ambassadors. This speech by the Ukrainian President comes after President Macky Sall's visit to Russia on June 3 to demand a resumption of exports of Russian and Ukrainian grain, on which some African countries depend. "Africa is the hostage of those who started the war against our state," the Ukrainian president…

War in Ukraine: in front of the African Union, “the president said

Volodymyr Zelensky speaks this Monday afternoon through a video conference to his African counterparts. An intervention that the President of Ukraine has been asking for for several weeks already. If nothing has filtered through the content of his speech, however, the Ukrainian leader should try to make the countries of the continent aware of Kyiv, in war since February 24 with Russia. Africa has avoided taking a clear stand. , despite suffering the economic consequences.

a long-awaited speech by Zelensky before the Union

Volodymyr Zelensky will address the African Union this Monday, June 20, in the afternoon. From Kyiv, the Ukrainian president will challenge the AU conference office, as will the African ambassadors accredited to the institution. This is the first time the…

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