African Union Is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary

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”.

 

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