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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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The AU has 55 member states and has been an alternative to the Organisation of African Unity since 2002.
Organisation of African Unity (2001), Protocol To The Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community Relating To The Pan-African Parliament.
Africa Day marks the founding of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963.
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The African Union was formed two years ago as the successor to the Organisation of African Unity, which was set up to end colonial rule and South African apartheid, among other things.
we refuse conditions,' he said at the opening of the 38th assembly of Organisation of African Unity heads of state....
There he will meet representatives of the country's government and the secretary-general of the Organisation of African Unity, as well as others.
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.

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