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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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Africa Day is celebrated annually to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, and the African Union (AU) in 2002.
This global observance day was initiated in 1989 at the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) with the aim of drawing attention to the ongoing issues and challenges of industry in Africa.
In line with Pan-Africanism and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pan African Centre of Namibia (PACON) hosted the mini-conference on the topic "Women, Agriculture and Food Security".
However, with the transition of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) into the African Union (AU), the continent gained a politically significant organisation prepared to take on the numerous issues to be dealt with in the field of peace and security.
The agreement was signed at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on the margins of a summit coinciding with 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) -- later replaced with the AU in 2002.
Africans from the five regions of the continent and the Diaspora as well as guests from around the world on Saturday, May 25 converged at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU), established in the same city on May 25, 1963.
Participants will review in the celebration of the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity, which is now called the African Union, their contributions to achieve unity and comprehensive African renaissance as well as their struggle for freedom of the continent.
The celebrationsmark 50 years of the continental body's existence since its formation in 1963, as Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
The inauguration of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) 50 years ago marked a historic turning point for the entire continent, then undergoing rapid decolonisation.
Summary: The African Union will be commemorating 50 years since the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
GADDAFI was hosting the Organisation of African Unity summit and various despots and crackpot leaders of the continent were visiting him.
Libya's ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, has previously claimed a leadership role in the African Union (AU), whose predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity, adopted the Charter.

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