What Next for the AU: Moratorium on Ending Norm Setting and Focus on Norm Diffusion and Implementation

What Next for the AU End Norm-Setting, Focus on Norm Implementation The AU’s different normative and institutional frameworks are designed to enhance the Member States’ capacities to fulfill their responsibilities of delivery and democracy. The AU has more than 200 well-advanced legislative and policy frameworks on several issues covering the four pillars, including 43 treaties ...

Interview on the Concept of Pan Africanism and Integration

The policy of integration and interventions are two parts of the new Pan Africanism. The end aim of integration is not simply the desire to be integrated; there is a purpose for it. Basically, integration is another means to have more resources at the disposal of the people: more jobs, more trade, more infrastructure, more ...

OAU and AU: Good Legacies, Bad Legacies

The Organization of African Unity (OAU) and later on the African Union (AU) will celebrate its fifty year anniversary on 25 May, 2013 in Addis Ababa. The Golden Jubilee celebration of an institution like the OAU and later the African AU is a special event. For Africans and friends of Africa, it has greater public ...

China-Africa Relations Democracy and Delivery

The recently concluded Fifth Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) adopted the Beijing Action Plan for 2013-2015 that will provide African countries with USD 20 billion as concessional loans for the development of infrastructure, agriculture, and manufacturing. This concessional loan is twice as much as that pledged in 2010. In 2011, trade between the People’s Republic ...

Ethiopia and the OAU: Recalling the contributions of Ethiopia’s Pan-Africanist leaders

Fundamental tenets of the Ethiopian Movement were self-worth, self-reliance and freedom. These tenets drew the advocates of Ethiopianism, like a magnet, to the growing political movement. That political movement was to culminate in the formation of the ANC in 1912. It is in this sense that the ANC, we, trace the seeds of the formation ...

The African Union in Light of the Arab Revolts: An appraisal of the foreign policy and security objectives of South Africa, Ethiopia and Algeria

The fall of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya has changed political dynamics on the African continent. One immediate concern has been the implications of these developments for the African Union (AU) and its member states. Would overall political dynamics in the AU be changed? Would the most powerful member states use the altered ...

AFISMA: Military ahead of politics

Political Reform in Bamako, Alienation of Nomadic Global Terrorist from Local Grievances and Military Action and Criminal Justice Measure against armed groups Published by AlJazeera Studies Center

On AU and NATO Relations

“The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Intervention in Libya and its Political and Legal Implications for the Peace and Security Architecture of the African Union: A View from Africa ” On AU and NATO

OAU/AU after 50

Although there are many internal and external reasons for the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), in 1963, it can be encapsulated in what Emperor Haileselassie stated back then. “The task, on which we have embarked, the making of Africa, will not wait. We must act, to shape and mould the future and ...

Quest for New Causes of Pan African Solidarity: Re-defining Pan Africanism for the 21st Century

An extension of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the AU will celebrate its 50th year anniversary. This article I attempt to answer the question what is Pan Africanism for the 21st Century Pan-Africanist? In a bare outline style the last five decades of the OAU/AU could be divided into three eras: the Era of ...