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  NATO Topics: NATO's assistance to the African Union for Darfur
Following a request by the African Union (AU), NATO has helped the AU expand its peacekeeping mission in Darfur by providing airlift for additional AU peacekeepers into the region and by training AU personnel.
In 2005, the African Union began to significantly expands its peacekeeping mission in Darfur in an attempt to halt the continuing violence in the region.
On 26 April 2005 the African Union asked NATO to consider the possibility of providing logistical support to its operation in Darfur.
www.nato.int /issues/darfur/index.html   (243 words)

  African Union - MSN Encarta
African Union, formerly the Organization of African Unity (OAU), organization of African nations created to promote continental peace, unity, and cooperation.
The OAU formed the African Liberation Committee in 1963 to channel financial support to movements trying to defeat Portuguese colonial rule in Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique.
It promoted decisions that led to South Africa being barred from participating in the UN’s General Assembly in 1974, and to the admission of the People’s Republic of China to the UN in 1971.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566763/African_Union.html   (813 words)

  African Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The historical foundations of the African Union originated in the Union of African States, an early confederation that was established by Kwame Nkrumah in the 1960s, as well as subsequent attempts to unite Africa, including the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was established on May 25, 1963, and the African Economic Community in 1981.
The Chairman of the African Union's Assembly of Heads of State is Denis Sassou-Nguesso, and the Chairman of the African Commission is Alpha Oumar Konaré.
The Assembly of the African Union, composed of heads of state and heads of government of AU states, is currently the supreme governing body of the African Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_Union   (2405 words)

 The Online NewsHour: Crisis in Sudan | African Union's Effort | PBS
The African Union is playing two major roles in the Darfur conflict: chief mediator for ongoing talks in the Nigerian capital of Abuja between Sudan's government and Darfur's rebel groups, and overseer of an April 2004 cease-fire signed by rebel forces and the government.
The African Union's role in the Darfur crisis stems from an October 2004 AU Peace and Security Council mandate authorizing troops in the region to monitor the cease-fire.
Union mediators have been unable to overcome infighting among the two main rebel groups negotiating with the government, and between September 2004 and November 2005, the Union convened seven rounds of peace talks.
www.pbs.org /newshour/indepth_coverage/africa/darfur/union.html   (1189 words)

 africanfront.com (AUF)
African unity is responsible for the remarkable intellectual and social achievements of African civilization.
African Unity, by itself alone, is the native emotion that beats in the hearts of millions of Africans.
An Extraordinary Summit of the OAU held in Sirte, Libya on 9 September 1999 called for the establishment of an African Union in conformity with the ultimate objectives of the OAU Charter and the provisions of the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community.
www.africanfront.com /history.php   (2838 words)

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The Heads of State and Government of the Assembly of the African Union met for the inaugural session of the African Union in Durban, South Africa on July 10, 2002.
Constitutive Act of the African Union in English, (from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa).
African Union Summit includes documents of the 2002 Summit and older documents of the OAU summits.
www.hrcr.org /hottopics/au.html   (525 words)

 African Union summit to begin Monday - Boston.com
The new U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, is including next week's African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital on his first official tour, underscoring the importance global leaders place on helping the 53-member union address the...
The U.N. has pressed for a 7,000-member African Union peacekeeping force to be replaced by a more powerful, 20,000 U.N. force in Sudan's Darfur, where civil war has resulted in an estimated 200,000 deaths and forced more than 2.5 million from their homes.
Several African diplomats in Addis Ababa said another country could be given the presidency, perhaps the Republic of Congo or the West African country of Gabon.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2007/01/26/african_union_summit_to_begin_monday   (653 words)

 The Nascent African Union - Council on Foreign Relations
The African Union (AU), formed in 2002 from the vestiges of the Organization for African Unity (OAU), aims to protect the security of the continent, rather than the sovereignty of individual states.
Frustration at its ineffectiveness led African leaders, spearheaded by Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, to launch the African Union, a body with a structure modeled on that of the European Union.
The African Union has had a peacekeeping role in Darfur since 2003, when it helped broker a cease-fire between the government of Sudan and rebel groups.
www.cfr.org /publication/11616   (2190 words)

 The African Executive | African Union, the Superpower in Waiting
Africans cannot expect to escape this truth unless they all put hands together, work together, and sacrifice together with the enthusiasm to build a new continent that future generations will be proud of.
Do they know that the African Union is blessed with 40 percent of the world’s potential hydroelectric power supply, the bulk of the world’s diamond supply, over 90 percent of the world’s cobalt, 70 percent of its cocoa, 64 percent of its manganese, 60 percent of its coffee, and 50 percent of its palm oil?
Africans are yet to recognize the level of protection and pride they are bound to receive from such a powerful continental government; how else could they get away with their opinions anywhere in the world?
www.africanexecutive.com /modules/magazine/articles.php?article=506&magazine=55   (700 words)

 USATODAY.com - Optimism, cynicism greet birth of African Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is doubtful the union, modeled in part after the European Union, would have the power to reign in the despots and corruption-riddled governments that plague the continent, the critics said.
The union's other key element is the New Partnership for African Development, which seeks billions of dollars of international investment in Africa in return for stable democratic governance and fiscal responsibility.
Critics doubt their leaders' commitment to a union that in theory will take away some of their power, and they question whether it will be allowed to use soldiers to end civil conflict and human rights abuses in African countries.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002/07/09/african-union.htm   (871 words)

 Amara Essy
African Geopolitics – You’re going to be in charge of the one-year transition period to the African Union.
The new state of the world economy imposes the necessity of such a union.  And this is justified: no African country can resist on its own against the internal and external shocks caused by the phenomenon of globalization.
Since the African Union aims at accelerating the implementation of the Abuja Treaty objectives, I think that the creation of an African single currency is a realistic aim.
www.african-geopolitics.org /show.aspx?articleid=3087   (1361 words)

 AU2002: AU Constitutive Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The African Union is hereby established in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
The Headquarters of the Union shall be in Addis Ababa in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Any African State may, at any time after the entry into force of this Act, notify the Chairman of the Commission of its intention to accede to this Act and to be admitted as a member of the Union.
www.au2002.gov.za /docs/key_oau/au_act.htm   (2923 words)

 African Union: "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"
He explained that the goal of the union was to unite the 53 African states "politically, socially and economically." Salim optimistically predicted that the union "would have a real impact on the ordinary African." This is why the announcement sounds like good news.
It could be argued that the ordinary African will still have a say because the "founding fathers" have promised to model the union after the European Union and that the final "act of the union" must be ratified by the parliament of each member nation.
Some South Africans seem to believe that the recent allegation of a "plot" to overthrow President Thabo Mbeki was an attempt by Mbeki to eliminate his growing number of critics.
www.theperspective.org /african_union.html   (1166 words)

 African Union: A new opportunity for the promotion and protection of citizens' rights - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In African Union: A new opportunity for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa, Amnesty International examines the Constitutive Act of the AU in terms of the potential of the political and other organs of the Union to reinforce the promotion and protection of human rights in the continent.
The challenge now is for African governments to show that the Union can make a difference in the realization of peoples' and human rights in Africa, and not just a mere change of name of the OAU.
The Constitutive Act of the African Union was adopted by the OAU on 11 July 2000 in Lome Togo, and entered into force on 26 May 2001 when Nigeria became the thirty-six OAU member state to deposit its instrument of ratification of the Constitutive Act.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGIOR100042002?open&of=ENG-312   (474 words)

 THE AFRICAN UNION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The African Union is a dream-come-true for all in the Diaspora.
The African Union was created because the leaders and peoples of Africa came to the conclusion that the OAU, as it were, was ill equipped to confront the challenges of development and democracy confronting the continent in the new millennium.
The African Union's interest in the Diaspora is not accidental nor is it a sporadic effort to extend its constituency further ashore beyond the African continent.
democracy-africa.org /articles/aurep02final.html   (12275 words)

 The African Union
We are building an African Union for democratization, for human rights observance, for good governance and for the rule of law, for gender parity and equality, for political freedom and economic freedom, for human security, social security and food security.
The deployment of African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) in June 2004, further demonstrates the resolve of African Leaders to tackle conflict situations in the Continent.
The African Union contends that a significant percentage of the intellectuals required for capacity building in Africa reside outside the Continent.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2005/04/29-04-05/african_union.htm   (2139 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | African Union tested over Somalia
African leaders have seldom been known for their decisive intervention in the affairs of other African states so it was something of a surprise to hear an African Union spokesman coming out quite so decisively in favour of Somalia's transitional government.
President Abdullahi Yusuf was recognised not just by the African Union, but also by the United Nations.
In the meantime, Ethiopia, now with the blessing of the African Union and the covert support of the United States, is fighting the war in Somalia that others shied away from.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/6209583.stm   (381 words)

 African Union
It is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
The African heads of states and government made this decision during the third summit of the African Union, which took place from 6 to 8 July in the Ethiopian capital city.
Ghadaffi's association with the Union derives from his publicising and hosting the OAU Sirte Summit in Libya at which the Union Act was ratified.
www.fotw.us /flags/int-oau.html   (1324 words)

 The African Union: what's in a name? | openDemocracy
In July 2002 the reinvention of the African Union (AU) amid the ashes of the discredited forty-year-old Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was hailed internationally as a triumph.
It signified, on paper at least, a new commitment by African states to tackle issues of importance to the continent.
This concerns the long-delayed presentation to the African Union assembly in July 2004 of the ACHPR's 2002 fact-finding mission to investigate human-rights abuses in Zimbabwe.
www.opendemocracy.net /democracy-africa_democracy/african_union_3221.jsp   (1642 words)

 African Union: What's in a name? ( Nigeria, Africa & World News)
In July 2002 the reinvention of the African Union (AU) amid the ashes of the discredited forty-year-old Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was hailed internationally as a triumph.
The colonialists had been replaced by a new breed of African liberator-heroes, most of whom proceeded to plunder the resources of their nations and oppress anyone who dare oppose them.
This concerns the long-delayed presentation to the African Union assembly in July 2004 of the ACHPR's 2002 fact-finding mission to investigate human-rights abuses in Zimbabwe.
www.africamasterweb.com /AdSense/AfricanUnionWhatInName.html   (1422 words)

 Organization of African Unity
Through OAU, African countries have proclaimed their permanent sovereignty over their natural resources, just as they are pressing for a modification of International Law with regard to the continental shelf and territorial waters.
In the field of Education, African college graduate should soon be able to move from one African University to another, a scheme of degree equivalence being now devised.
Following the introduction of the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community, the General Secretariat is to serve as the Secretariat for the African Economic Community (AEC).
www.itcilo.it /english/actrav/telearn/global/ilo/law/oau.htm   (1900 words)

 The African Union
The Assembly of the Union shall consist of Heads of State and shall be the supreme organ of the union.
The functions of the committees shall be to prepare projects and programmes of the Union, and to follow-up and evaluate the implementation of the decisions taken by the organs of the Union.
It is important, therefore, to strongly urge all patriotic Africans in Africa and the Diaspora, and genuine friends of Africa internationally, to actively participate in the consolidation and development of the AU and turn it into a strong, anti-neo-colonialist, independent, self-reliant and democratic United New Africa.
www.blackherbals.com /african_union.htm   (1984 words)

 Pambazuka News : African Union Monitor
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, at its 82nd meeting held on 23 July 2007, was briefed by the Commission, supplemented by the representative of South Africa, the country coordinating the regional efforts on the Comoros, on the out...
The joint African Union-United Nations ‘roadmap’ agreed on 8 June this year is supposed to guide the Darfur political process and the joint operations of these two international bodies in the region.
The Credentials Committee of the Interim Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union met in Accra, Ghana, from 17-20 June 2007, to shortlist eligible candidates for the forthcoming elections to the post-interim ECOSOCC Assembl...
www.pambazuka.org /en/category/aumonitor   (1424 words)

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