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Vol 43 No 14

Published 12th July 2002

Part of the union

Old quarrels and an old reluctance to pay union dues mark the rebranding of the OAU

South Africa won a narrow points victory in the battles surrounding the launching of the African Union (AC Vol 42 No 14) in Durban this week. At stake is the old Organisation of African Unity doctrine of non-intervention in the affairs of member states. The reform wing behind the AU wants it to break emphatically with 'non-intervention' and take a strong public stand from the start on good governance, corruption and human rights.

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