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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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As the then Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity, under a directive of the African Heads of State and Government, I appointed an International Panel of Eminent Personalities to Investigate the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and the Surrounding Events.
The 53 member states of the Organisation of African Unity have questioned Scotland's justice system over the "legally indefensible" conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing.
Qadhafi spearheading the African Union (AU), which is to replace the now defunct Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in mid-2002, Lafico is concentrating new investment on the African continent.
At the opening session of the Organisation of African Unity summit in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, Mr Annan urged the continent's leaders to shake off their deep divisions and work together to solve the poverty, wars and health crises that plague the continent.
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Yesterday's reported attack comes amid talks in Algiers, brokered by representatives of the Organisation of African Unity, the European Community and the United States.
Sudan plans to lodge complaints with the Arab League and the Organisation of African Unity, and has asked the UN Security Council to convene an urgent meeting over the attack.
Officially, the Arab League is likely to lift its sanctions only after the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has dropped its own embargo of South Africa.
But like its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity, the AU has failed to shed the image of a mere talk shop.
The Month of May is recognised as Africa Month, to celebrate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963, it was on this date that the 25 May was declared as Africa Day as a symbol of unity amongst all Africans.
The original sin, if we are correctly to ascribe blame, was committed in Addis Ababa at the founding of the Organisation of African Unity.
Fifty years since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) -- replaced by the African Union (AU) in 2002 -- continental leaders said that although Africa has made progress over the past decades, much remains to be done to transform the continent and tackle ongoing challenges.

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