African Union

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African Union (AU) is an intergovernmental organization in Africa aimed for political and economic integration among its member states. It helps to promote unity, encourage democracy and economic growth among the African nations. The AU is a successor to the Organization of African States (OAU), the first important political grouping of African states. Except Morocco, which left the OAU in 1984 over the group's recognition of the separatist Polisario Front, all African nations are members of the AU. Its headquarters is situated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.[1]


Morocco left the union in 1984 following the recognition of Western Sahara.


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