Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been appointed as the new Chairman of the African Union. Mugabe replaced Mauritania’s Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. In the meeting, Mugabe called the member countries to improve infrastructure and tackle climate change, conflict and Ebola, and with a familiar rallying cry that Africa’s wealth belongs to Africa and not “imperialists and colonialists”.
Knowledge is Wealth
- The African Union (AU) is a union consisting of 54 African states.
- The AU was established on May 2001 in Addis Ababa and launched on July 2002 in South Africa to replace the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
- The only African state that is not a member is Morocco.
- The motto of AU is A United and Strong Africa.