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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Attia recalled that the formation of the joint African working group in 2002 resulted in initiating the African Union, which emerged from the Organization of African Unity.
Early in their history, however, these countries banded together to form the Organization of African Unity (OAU), an intercontinental organization designed to promote peace and prosperity on the African continent.
Leaders abandoned the ineffective Organization of African Unity to create what they hoped would be their version of the European Union, called the African Union.
With the end of apartheid in South Africa in 1994, the noble aims and objectives of the Organization of African Unity had been achieved.
The Inter-African Committee to Fight Excision, a body set up by the Organization of African Unity, said the practice of female genital mutilation on the continent has dropped off dramatically in the past 18 years, according to the UN Newswire.
The Organization of African Unity is trying to find ways of resolving the long-running war.
The League of Arab States, the Organization of African Unity, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and other regional and national institutions organized the 5th Afro-Arab Trade Fair in Lebanon (Tripoli, October 2001).
As a result, leaders of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) sought to stem the trend toward regional destabilization, caused in part by the Sudanese civil war and exacerbated by Khartoum's zeal to spread its version of politicized Islam throughout Africa.
Bishop Dolli, in his statement, appealed to "the international community, especially the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations Security Council to restrain the government of the Sudan from committing atrocities of genocidal proportions against the people of southern Sudan.
While three separate commissions appointed by Belgium, France, and the Organization of African Unity have charged their own officials with complicity in central Africa's turmoil, no American panel has ever probed the involvement of the U.
New York--Our columnist Rory Leishman sends the following account: In a report on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the Organization of African Unity accuses the Catholic Church of "heavy responsibility" for the tragedy.
The Organization of African Unity voiced "disappointment and disagreement" with the way the talks were being held.

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