Africa in the 21th century: prospects and cause; effects on African States
(OBSERVARE - Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa ! Vol. 4, n.º 2 (November 2013-April 2014), pp. 118-124 «Thoughts and Considerations»)
The Organization of African Unity (OAU) was founded on May 25, 1963, and aimed at unifying all African nations, recently independent as a result of their fight for independence; in July 2002 and upon a not-so-innocent proposal by Muammar Kadhafi, the OAU becomes the African Union in the Durban Convention. The new AU aimed and aims at political and economic integration of the African Member-states.
We are currently commemorating the 50th anniversary of the African Union.
Since the beginning of times, Africa has been a continent of migration, in cultural- especially due to gatherer and sheep-farming movements - commercial and military terms.