The African Union by Diedre L. Badejo

The African Union

Written by Diedre L. Badejo
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Part of the Global Organizations Series


The African Union by Diedre L. Badejo

Based in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, the Africa Union, established in July 2002, is the successor to the Organization of African Unity, created in 1963. The AU aims include promoting democracy, human rights, and sustainable economic development across Africa, especially by increasing foreign investment through the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). With an elaborate organizational structure roughly modeled on the European Union, the African Union is comprised of a Pan-African Parliament, a Commission, a Court of Justice (human rights abuses), and an Executive Council served by a Permanent Representatives Committee, and additional councils and specialized bodies.

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128 pages


Diedre L. Badejo
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Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th August 2008



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