Advent of the AU & OAU
The advent of the
African Union (AU) on September, 9, 1999 was an event of great importance and magnitude towards the development and
expansion of institutional growth and unity for the African continent. Its goal was and still is focused on facilitating and accelerating
the process of integration on the continent, and with Afrikans of the Diaspora, so that Afrikans wherever we may be can
play our rightful role in the world’s global economy.
The AU’s goal
is to also address the many multifaceted social, economic and political problems that exist and to address the negative aspects
of globalization that effect ALL Afrikan people on the continent and in the diaspora.
The OAU’s major
objective was to rid the Afrikan continent of its remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid. The AU’s goal is
to promote unity and solidarity among African States and to coordinate cooperation and development.