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African Union

10th May, 2024 Security

African Union

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  • African Union 'firmly condemns' Israeli incursion into Rafah.

African Union

  • The African Union (AU) is a continental union of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa.
  • The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and launched on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa.
  • AU was formed to replace the Organization of African Unity(OAU), established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa by 32 signatory governments; the OAU was disbanded on 9 July 2002.
  • The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states.
  • At a G20 (Group of 20) meeting held in Delhi, India in 2023, the African Union was admitted as a member to the G20 like the European Union.

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Q. "Discuss the impact and repercussions of Israel's military operations in Gaza on regional stability and international relations, considering humanitarian concerns and diplomatic responses. (250 words)