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Summit held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, on 25 May 2023. Amanuel Sileshi/AFP

African Union: climate action offers organisation unique chance for revival

The emergence of a pan-African voice in the fight against global warming, a global issue, could enable the African Union to regain ground on the international stage.
Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie (C) and Ghana’s founder and first President Kwame Nkrumah (L) during the formation of the Organisation of African Unity. STR/AFP via Getty Images

60 years of African unity: what’s failed and what’s succeeded

The African Union compares well to other continental unions. It accomplishes more than the Commonwealth or the Francophonie.
“Antelope”, a sculpture by Samson Kambalu, at Trafalgar Square in London with Malawian Baptist preacher and Pan-Africanist John Chilembwe in the foreground. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images

John Chilembwe: a new statue celebrates Malawi Pan-Africanist the world forgot

John Chilembwe features on Malawi’s banknotes and is remembered in a public holiday every year. But he is little-known elsewhere.

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