African Union (A.U): Challenges and Integration Opportunities
Authors: Jacqueline A. H Haffner, Genivone Etmy Sequeira Viana
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This paper aims to analyze the challenges and opportunities of the African Union, showing that its creation falls within a larger search strategy for development. In this regard, the African Union would have been created with not only the intention of setting Africa in the world’s economic scenery - filling the negative legacy by its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity – but as well with the intention of solving social, political and economic issues faced by the black continent, issues which have grown due to globalization phenomenon. Considering these facts, the purpose of this paper is therefore to examine, under the light of challenges and opportunities faced by the African continent, how the African Union has been able to fight the social, political and economic problems of its Member States since its foundation.