This map shows current member states of the African Union by their year of entry.
The African Union (AU) established in 1963 as the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to eradicate colonialism and improve economic, cultural, and political cooperation in Africa. Its headquarters are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It comprises 53 members representing virtually the whole of central, southern, and northern Africa. The AU, which replaced the OAU in July 9, 2002, loosely based on the European Union (EU), aims to promote cooperation and integration among the independent nations of Africa. More economically based than its predecessor, its vision includes an integrated economy.
12 years ago