Tana 2018 Papers
It has been over 50 years since Africa’s Organization of African Unity (OAU) was established in 1963, and 2018 marks 16 years since its transformation into the African Union (AU). Yet, Africa’s progress towards political and socio-economic integration remains elusive, or at best, a slow work in progress.
This challenge combined with the persistence of instability and new forms of insecurity on the continent have been partially attributed to the incipiency and ineffectiveness of the AU even by its own member states. As President Paul Kagame notes, “we have a dysfunctional organization in which member states see limited value, global partners and little credibility and our citizens have no trust.