n African Renaissance - African Union's diaspora strategy : mobilizing a constituency for Africa in the United States

Volume 1, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


At the inaugural African Union Summit in Maputo last summer, the AU announced a truly "historic" decision to formally include Africans living in the Diaspora as the Sixth Region of the AU's organizational structure. This decision to open the door to the Diaspora is in part a recognition that today perhaps as many Africans now reside outside the continent as live on the continent. The decision also dramatically expands the reach of Africa into the power corridors of Washington, New York, London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and elsewhere.

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