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Celebrating Success : Africa’s voice over 50 years

Jubilee book dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the OAU and AU

Celebrating Success : Africa’s voice over 50 years
Jubilee book dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the OAU and AU

1963 was indeed a watershed year for all Africans on the continent and for peoples of African descent. Fifty years ago, the representatives of thirty-two independent African countries and from liberation movements of countries still under the yoke of colonialism domination met in Addis Ababa to bring the Organization of African Unity (OAU) into being.

Recently liberated from the shackles of colonialism, the Founders, meeting in the Ethiopian capital in 1963, saw the unity of the African continent as the only means of ridding the continent of the last vestiges of slavery, colonialism and apartheid and restoring Africa’s dignity and pride, after centuries under domination. In the words of the great Kwame Nkrumah – ‘Africa must Unite or Perish’. Thus in the face of those who denied the Continent ownership of its own destiny, African peoples proclaimed their desire to participate on an equal footing with other nations, in the progress of humanity - a human community from which they had long been excluded.

Publié le 6 septembre 2013

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