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AFRICA- OAU s Predicament

AFRICA OAU's Predicament Karrim Essack THE predicament that the OAU faces on the eve of the Addis Ababa summit is exactly the same that confronted the organisation on the occasion of its two previous, unheld, summits in Tripoli: mastering the requisite quorum to start its deliberations. But another failure to convene the summit, as Tanzania's Foreign Minister has noted, would be catastrophic to the very concept of African unity. This probably explains why the 12-member committee elected to re-convene the summit has been so very active. For a failure this time will mean that the OAU may not even be able to see its 20th anniversary in the form of the 19th summit.

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