The OAU and African disunity

May 2013
New African;May2013, Issue 528, p164
The article reflects on demerits and challenges faced by the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It also offers information on the 19th summit of OAU scheduled for Libya in August 1982. It also discusses controversies created by the host of the summit and Libyan leader Muammar Al Gathafi during that period. It further considers OAU as an organization that is responsible for disunity among African countries and describes works of several politicians in Africa that contributed to the disunity.


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