The African Union (AU) is a union consisting of 55 African states. Its goal is to promote political and economic cooperation on the continent.
The AU was established in 2001 in Addis Ababa to replace the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, heads of state and government of its member states which meets twice a year. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the AU.
Africa is the only continent where a majority of the languages taught in schools are international foreign languages such as Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. The idea of adopting one common African language has just been talk and a far-fetched dream. The #77Percent brainstorms this issue with young people from across the continent.
As a high-level conference on the African Continental Free Trade Area continues in Accra, DW's Ghana correspondent Isaac Kaledzi caught up with the African Union's Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga to discuss the ongoing ratification process.
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