FIFTY YEARS OF THE PAN-AFRICAN ORGANISATION

Lopes Henri
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FIFTY YEARS OF THE PAN-AFRICAN ORGANISATION

n°47 Second Quarter 2013

Fifty  years  ago,  there  was  an  event  that  took  observers  by surprise, the creation of the Organisation of African Unity. A student at that...

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DLAMINI-ZUMA Nkosazanan
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PAN-AFRICANISM AND AFRICAN RENAISSANCE

Today   we   look   to   the   future   calmly,   confidently   and courageously… These same words were said by the founders of the Organisation of African Unity in Addis Ababa fifty years ago.

BOUTROS-GHALI Boutros
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PAN-AFRICANISM: FROM THE DREAM TO THE REALITY

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who has already contributed to our pages on several previous occasions, has been not only the United Nations Secretary General, and subsequently, as is generally known, of the International Organisation of Francophonie, but also a perceptive and fervent activist for African unification: did he not, as the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, design Egypt’s African policy? When the OAU was created in Addis Ababa, he wrote a now classic book entitled L’Organisation de l’Unité Africaine, published in 1969 by Armand Colin. In the same vein, he...

Lopes Carlos
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AFRICA RISING: THE NEED FOR STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

The rationale for much of the current discourse of the “African Moment” and “Africa Rising” is clear.   Some of the fastest growing economies in the world are African. Africa has shown relative buoyancy in an era of economic crisis. While global growth declined by 2.7% last year, Africa bucked the trend and grew at 5%.  Notably, all our sub-regions grew faster than the global average, with the highest rate being 6.3% and lowest one 3.5%.  This performance was due to several factors including improved macroeconomic management, increased exports of...

Mongo-Mboussa  Boniface
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THE SOURCES OF PAN-AFRICANISM

In an essay published some ten years ago by Maisonneuve and Larose,•1  the Guadeloupian historian Oruno D. Lara proposed a new reading of Pan-Africanism. Reviewing the long-term history of the movement, he placed its genesis well before Marcus Garvey and W. E. B. Du Bois. In so doing, Oruno D. Lara also rehabilitated some eminent pioneers of Pan-Africanism, notably Edward Wilmot Blyden, from the Danish Virgin Islands, who had become a Liberian citizen, and the Haitian Joseph Anténor Firmin, the author, in 1885, of a major work on the racial equality,•2 reissued in 2003...

Jouve Edmond
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THE GENESIS OF THE PAN-AFRICAN ORGANISATION

The creation in May 1963 of the Organisation of African Unity was inspired by the long-held dream of a united Africa which, after general independence was achieved, dictated the watchword of “Africa for the Africans.” The Heads of State and Government present in Addis Ababa in 1963 attempted to turn it into a reality.

Pambou  Lucien
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INDUSTRIALISATION: A PAN-AFRICAN IMPERATIVE

The African Union is fifty years old and its fiftieth anniversary is being celebrated as part of the Pan-African renaissance.

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FIFTY YEARS OF PAN- AFRICAN CONSTRUCTION: VICTORIES AND PROBLEMS

As the African Union celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the OAU and itself seems to be still finding its way,

SIGNE Landry
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NEPAD AND THE PAN-AFRICAN PROJECT

NEPAD or the New Partnership for Africa’s Development was adopted by the African Heads of State and Government in October 2001. They defined it as “a promise made by African leaders, founded on a common vision and a firm and shared conviction that it is incumbent upon them to urgently eradicate poverty, to put their countries, individually and collectively, on the road to growth and sustainable development, while actively participating in world economics and political life. It is anchored in the determination of the Africans to extricate themselves and their continent from the...

Zorgbibe Charles
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FROM THE PAN-AFRICAN MESSAGE TOWARDS A CONTINENTAL ORGANISATION

The African Union was born on 26 May 2001, one month after the ratification of its Constitutive Act by two-thirds — i.e. thirty-six States — of the members of the old continental organisation, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The Conference of African Heads of State and Government, which met from 9 to 11 July 2001 at Lusaka (Zambia), was the last OAU “Summit.” In its current form, the African Union has come a long way from the rough proposal presented by Colonel Gaddafi to the Extraordinary Summit held in Sirte on 8 and 9 September 1999. The Libyan leader had...

DOUSTE-BLAZY Philippe
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GLOBALISING SOLIDARITY: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH

As the subject of recurrent discussion in this time of global crises, the concept of global governance is often expressed but without any attempt to ask two key questions: its financing and its purpose. That is what UNITAID, an organisation that I have chaired since 2006, has tried to do and aims to prove that micro-doses of solidarity can change the world!