The African Union turns 15: what has it meant for the continent?

10 Feb 16

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the African Union. Adopted in May 2001 and launched a year later, it replaced the Organization for African Unity and intends to unify the continent from a social, political, and economic perspective whilst fostering peace. How has the organisation fared thus far?

  • Miriam Mannak

    Foreign correspondent and business writer based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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