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African Union

LC control no.no2001048790
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingAfrican Union
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Variant(s)AU (African Union)
Union africaine
União Africana
UA (Union africaine)
Ittiḥād al-Ifrīqī
Ittiḥād al-Afrīqī
Afrikan Union
See alsoPredecessor: Organization of African Unity
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Beginning date2002-07
Found inConstitutive act of the African Union, 2000.
Da Organização da Unidade Africana (OUA) à União Africana (UA), 2003.
Washington Post, July 9, 2002: p. A15 (the African Union officially comes into being on Tuesday [July 9], with South African President Thabo Mbeki as its first chairman; modeled loosely on the European Union, it will succeed the Organization of African Unity); July 10, 2002: p. A13 (the African Union was formally launched in South Africa's port resort of Durban with at least 40 of the continent's 53 presidents and monarchs in attendance)
Economist (London, England : 1843), July 13th-19th, 2002: p. 41 (this week, Africa's leaders threw a party in Durban, South Africa, to bury the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and praise a new African Union (AU))
L'Union africaine face aux enjeux de paix, de sécurité et de défense, c2003: t.p. (Union africaine)
al-Ittiḥād al-Ifrīqī fī ẓill al-niẓām al-dawlī al-jadīd, 2006: t.p. (al-Ittiḥād al-Ifrīqī)
Afrikan Union, 2004.