IN THE MEDIA: African Union celebrates its 20th anniversary

Posted on September 22, 2022

On 18 September, Professor Adekeye Adebajo was featured on the SAfm podcast "The Weekend View" speaking on the African Union as it celebrates 20 years. 


As the African Union - AU - turned 20  this year, the debate about its effectiveness is back on the table once again. Established here in South Africa, in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, in 2002 with 53 African nations as members, the AU became the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which had existed since 1963. While the OAU concentrated its efforts primarily on decolonization and the establishment of diplomatic relations between members, the AU was founded to advance the continent's economic development and entrench lasting peace. After 20 years has the African Union achieved these lofty goals? Sebenzile Nkambule spoke to Khabele Matlosa, former Director in the Department of Political Affairs at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Professor Adekeye Adebajo,  a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria's Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship in South Africa.


You can listen to the podcast here

Published by Kirsty Nepomuceno

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