Organization of African Unity

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Organization of African Unity

A defunct international organization that promoted economic and political cooperation among African states. Its goals included eliminating colonialism and achieving greater independence from former imperial powers. It was established in 1963 and disbanded in 2002. Its successor organization is the African Union.
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HaileMariam Dessalegn, Chairperson of the African Union and Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, stressed the importance of this day saying that it is an occasion to honour the founders of the continental organisation who created the OAU 50 years ago, with a resolve to pursue the quest for African Unity in earnest, inspired by the ideals of panafricanism.
The establishment of the OAU was made with the fundamental objective for the organization to liberate Africa from colonialism and Apartheid.
9) The OAU generally followed the principles of "[n]on-interference in the internal affairs of States" and "[r]espect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each State and for its inalienable right to independent existence," in line with the OAU Charter.
Also while UI method of RECON was input manually (The only available option they had at long run after other methods have faded), OAU employed both keying manually and Resource Database on the ground that such method saved cataloguers time.
The OAU remarked on these changes in 1990 through the "Declaration on the Political and Socio-Economic Situation in Africa and the Fundamental Changes Taking Place in the World.
This paper focuses on the nature and sources of Nigeria's attitude toward African political integration before the founding of the OAU (1963).
Johnson-Sirleaf is co-author of Women, War and Peace, The Independent Experts' Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women's Role in Peace-building (commissioned by UNIFEM), and investigated the Rwandan genocide for the OAU.
It also objectively examines the limitations of the OAU and whether it can become more interventionalist.
There are quite a few other acronyms that come into play with NAFTA such as: CAGF, CARICOM, OAS, EEC, EFTA, CEFTA, ACM, OAU, APEC and ASEAN.
Women were virtually absent from the structures of the OAU, holding no positions of influence within the OAU during its 39 years of existence.
The creation of the AU marks the end of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which had become discredited amid the general public in Africa and on the global level, with the organisation unable to have a significant impact on any level - largely because of the collective poverty of its member states and because the leaders of the OAU were generally corrupt despots.
This 15-nation council has the authority to intervene and arbitrate conflict to prevent war, and can dispatch a peacekeeping force if necessary -- a function the OAU did not have.