African Union Is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary:
The African Union is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on 9th of July 2022.
- The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent
- In 1963, the Organization of African Unity was founded by the independent states of Africa.
- The organization aimed to promote cooperation between African states.
- The 1980 Lagos Plan of Action was adopted by the Organization of African Unity.
- The plan suggested that Africa should minimize reliance upon the West by promoting intra-African trade.
- In 2002, the Organization of African Unity was succeeded by the African Union, which had as one of its goals to accelerate the “economic integration of the continent”.