Inception of the African Union

The Paradox of National Sovereignty and Unity in Search for Global Parity

By Vistra Greenaway-Harvey

10th January 2017



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The African Union. Three simple words that connote so much, but what do they actually mean? Quite simply the African Union is a political, social and humanitarian organization formed for the furtherance of rights and freedoms for all Africans (Phillips, 2000). It is an institutional manifestation of the ongoing co-operation and unity between African States. Really, it is Pan-Africanism, or rather, it is supposed to be?


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Vistra Greenaway-Harvey is an academic copywriter and legal researcher. As well as African commentary, she drafts consultations and legal submissions for local councils and Fortune 500 companies.