The African Union on Twitter

Across Africa, citizens using social media to battle for democracy

In 2001 the African Union (AU) was established, succeeding the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The change signaled a shift in political will for a continental unity for dealing with common challenges such as economic rebuilding, growth, democracy, social cohesion, peace and stability. Modeled on the European Union, the AU also hoped to showcase Africa as a significant player in global affairs. To date, some regions have made progress toward the democratisation process. Continue reading