n Conflict Trends - From unity to union

Volume 2001, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... 28 Tracking the move African Unity o the es ablishment of the African Union BY MARTHA BAKWESEGHA AFRICAN UNION ince its establishment in 1963, the role and function of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) have remained the same: to promote unity and solidarity among Africa's people. The OAU's original aim was to defend and respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of member states, and to liberate all those who were still under colonial rule. Its objective was also to promote international corporation. Provision of a better life for Africa's people was made the OAU's number one priority. The settlement of disputes with the use of 'negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration' was the OAU's strategic focus for con- flict ..

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