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Title:The African Union ten years after: solving African problems with Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance
Editors:Muchie, MammoISNI
Lukhele-Olorunju, Phindile
Akpor, Oghenerobor B.
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Africa Institute of South Africa
ISBN:0798303875; 9780798303873
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African Union
regional security
science and technology policy
global economy
Abstract:This book looks at the first ten years of the African Union. Key themes addressed include ways of improving the effectiveness of the AU, fostering unity amongst African countries through entrenchment of pan-Africanism, and building ownership of the AU by the African people and their communities. The chapters are grouped into five parts: 1. From the OAU to the African Union: State, nation, society and good governance in Africa (contributions on the AU and Ghaddafi, the need for Africa-centred education, the role of language in South Africa's educational system, elite corruption, and corruption and poverty); 2. Peace and security architecture and its impact on Africa (on the future of conflict resolution, law enforcement in South Africa, African solutions to African problems, the CPA and the future of a two-State Sudan); 3. Science, technology and innovation for pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance (on the shift from digital divide to nano divide, the role of women in alleviating poverty, renewable energy, organic agriculture, and the MDG on improved drinking water supply); 4. Africa in the world economy/Africa in the world trading system (on mineral resources, Sino-American geostrategic rivalry, the EU's economic partnership agreements in Africa, the intersectionality of modernity and tradition, climate change, and humanity and the environment); 5. Afro-politianism, Afro-centricity, and the African diaspora (on epistemology and pan-Africanism, Fanonian thought and pan-African unity, the legitimacy and credibility of the African Diaspora project, reframing trans-Atlantic slavery, the role of the diaspora in breaking the cycle of colonialism and dependency, its role in promoting economic development, African asylum-seekers in the UK, and the AU and the African Renaissance. [ASC Leiden abstract]