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African Union (AU)

Syllabus of the Subject: African Union (AU). Economic and social development in Africa

  1. Introduction to the African Union (AU)
    1. Constitutive Act of the African Union
    2. H.E. PhD Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  2. Objectives and members. Organs of the African Union
    1. Pan-African Parliament
    2. African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
  3. Specialised Technical Committees of the African Union
  4. Financial Institutions of the African Union
    1. African Central Bank
    2. African Monetary Fund
    3. African Investment Bank
  5. African Union Commission
    1. African Union Commission on International Law
  6. Department of Trade and Industry
    1. Division of Trade
      1. Action Plan for Boosting Intra-Africa Trade
      2. Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
      3. African Common Market
    2. Division of Industry
    3. Division of Customs
  7. Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture
  8. Department of Economic Affairs
    1. Economic Integration and Regional Cooperation Division
    2. Status of Integration in Africa
    3. Minimum Integration Programme
    4. Economic Policies and Research Division
    5. Private Sector Development, Investment, and Resource Mobilisation Division
  9. African Union Special Programs
    1. Conference on Security, Stability Development and Cooperation in Africa
    2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  10. Regional Economic Communities
    1. Community of Sahel-Saharan States
    2. Economic Community of Central African States
    3. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    4. Economic Community of West African States
    5. Intergovernmental Authority on Development
    6. Southern African Development Community
    7. Arab Maghreb Union
  11. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  12. Partnerships of the African Union (EU, China, Japan, the United States, Korea)

The goals of the Subject “African Union (AU)” are the following:

  1. To understand the objectives, functions, and the affiliated institutions of the African Union (AU): The largest African institution
  2. To know the financial bodies of the AU (African Monetary Fund...)
  3. To analyse the role of the Departments of Trade and Industry and Customs
  4. To understand the role of the African Union in the socio-economic development and the African Integration process (towards the Continental Free-Trade Area)
  5. To understand the concept of “African Common Market”
  6. To assess the status of the African Integration and to know the Minimum Integration Programme
  7. To understand the relationship between the African Union and the regional economic communities (REC)
  8. To know the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
The Subject “African Union (AU)belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: African Institutions

African Student, Master / Doctorate Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Union Africaine Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese União Africana Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Unión Africana

  1. Credits of the Subject “African Union (AU)”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the Subject - African Union (AU):
Africa Agenda 2063

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Description of the Subject: African Union (AU).

The African Union (AU) is the largest African organisation and the principal institution for the socio-economic development and regional integration promotion in the African continent, which will lead to greater solidarity and unity between the African Countries and the African people.

H.E. PhD Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (South Africa)

The main objectives of the African Union (AU) are to:

  1. Remove the holdovers of the colonisation and apartheid in Africa
  2. Promote the unity and solidarity among the African States
  3. Coordinate and enhance the cooperation for development
  4. Protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the member economies
  5. Foster the international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations

The vision of the African Union:

  1. The African Union is based on the shared vision of a united and strong Africa and the need to build a partnership between the African governments and all the segments of the African civil society (mainly women, youth, and private sector), to intensify the solidarity and cohesion between the African people
  2. As an African organisation; the African Union focuses on peace, security, and stability promotion

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is a programme of the African Union created by Africans, for Africans and implemented by Africans.

The African Union member countries are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, the State of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  1. (*) The Central African Republic was suspended in 2013 (Coup d'Etat)
  2. Morocco retired in 1984 due to the conflict of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

The African Union belongs to the African Civilisation.

Regional Economic Communities (REC) in Africa:

  1. Community of Sahel-Saharan States
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  3. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  4. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  5. Intergovernmental Authority for Development
  6. Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Partnerships of the African Union with...

  1. Afro-Arab cooperation - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  2. European Union
    - Generalised System of Preferences
    - Cotonou Agreement
    - Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
    - European Neighbourhood Policy
  3. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  4. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)
  5. India
  6. China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC)
  7. Turkey
  8. United States: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  9. Japan (TICAD) Process
  10. France
  11. Africa-Korea Partnership

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to:

  1. Eastern African Students: Eritrea, Master Doctorate Business Eritrea, Ethiopia, Master Doctorate Business Ethiopia, Kenya Doctorates, Online Master Kenya, Mauritius, Master Doctorate Business Mauritius, Malawi Master Doctorate Business Malawi, Seychelles, Master Doctorate Business Seychelles, Somalia, Master Doctorate Business Somalia, Sudan, Master Doctorate Business Sudan, Tanzania, Master Doctorate Business Tanzania, and Uganda, Master Doctorate Business Uganda.
  2. Southern African Students: Botswana, Master Doctorate Business Botswana, Lesotho, Master Doctorate Business Lesotho, Namibia, Master Doctorate Business Namibia, South Africa, Master Doctorate Business South Africa, Swaziland, Master Doctorate Business Swaziland, Zambia (Study Master Doctorate Business) Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Master Doctorate Business Zimbabwe.
  3. Western African Students: Gambia, Master Doctorate Business The Gambia, Ghana, Master Doctorate Business Ghana, Liberia Online Master / Doctorate in Business Liberia, Nigeria Doctorates, Online Master Nigeria and Sierra Leone, Master Doctorate Business Sierra Leone
  4. Central African Students: Cameroon, Master Doctorate Business Cameroon and Rwanda, Master Doctorate Business Rwanda
  5. Northern African Students: Egypt, Master Doctorate Business Egypt and Libya

Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
African Free-Trade Area (Doctorate, Master)

Related topics:

  1. Economic governance in Africa
  2. Economic Transformation of Africa
  3. African Value Chains
  4. Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
  5. Cheryl Carolus is one of the inaugural members of the African Union Foundation

Samples - African Union

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

Department of Trade (African Union) Master

Master Course: African Monetary Fund

Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Master

Cheryl Carolus (South African Businesswoman)

Afro-Arab Cooperation (Doctorates, Masters)

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