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The Oau After Twenty Years

1st Edition

By Amadu Sesay, Olusola Ojo, Orobola Fasehun


132 pages

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This book investigates the performance of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) since its inception, focusing on four areas of central concern to African states: decolonization, conflict control, development, and human rights. The authors examine the OAU's record against the challenge of apartheid and the OAU's lack of resources and effective sanctions. They make a number of suggestions for enhancing the OAU's future viability and its ability to address the continent's pressing economic and social needs.

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Preface -- Introduction -- Decolonisation -- The OAU and African Conflicts -- OAU and Economic Development in Africa -- The OAU and Human Rights -- Conclusion: The Future of the OAU—Analysis and Practice -- Appendixes -- Ordinary and Extra-Ordinary Sessions of the Council of Ministers, 1963–1982 -- Ordinary and Extra-ordinary Sessions of African Heads of State and Governments, 1965–1983 -- African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

About the Authors

Dr. Amadu Sesay is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of Ife, Nigeria. He is coeditor (with Ralph Qnwuka) of <i>The Future of Regionalism in Africa</i>. Dr. Olusola Ojo is senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Ife. He is author of <i>Africa and the Arab World</i> and coeditor (with Timothy Shaw) of <i>Africa and the International Political System</i>. Dr. Orobola Fasehun was a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Ife and has published many articles on Nigerian foreign policy and on the OAU.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies