n Conflict Trends - The African Union's institutional framework for responding to forced displacement in Africa : policy review

Volume 2005, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The African Union (AU) has been engaged in addressing the challenges posed by the forced displacement of African populations since the inception of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), 2 on 25 May 1963, until 2002. The nature of forced displacement on the continent and the institutional responses of the continental organisation has changed over time. Historically the focus was on forced displacement as a result of anti-colonial independence struggles from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

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