oa Focus on Arms in Africa - Editorial comment
May 25th marked the commemoration of Africa Day, a day that observes the founding of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963. The OAU, in its efforts to seek alternative ways to address economic development, good governance, the rule of law , democracy and conflict prevention, has moved towards the creation of the African Union. The launch of the AU will occur at the Summit in Durban, South Africa in July 2002. Through the mechanisms in place within the framework of the African Union, including the CSSDCA and NEPAD, the AU will address factors hampering peace and economic growth in Africa.
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