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African union

an organization of African states established in 2002 as successor to the OAU; it aims to encourage economic development and political stability through increased cooperation between its members AU
Contemporary Examples

The african union (A.U.), is authorizing a wider African-led mission against the group.
Child Soldiers—Where Is the Help? John Prendergast, Ashley Benner September 22, 2011

Two days after the Senate resolution was introduced, the african union announced it was sending 5,000 soldiers to look for Kony.
‘Kony 2012’ Creators Seek to Shift Focus Back to Africa With New Video Winston Ross April 1, 2012

In the event that the redoubled UN forces are not enough, the african union should dispatch troops to supplement the effort.
Preventing South Sudan’s Civil War John Prendergast, Akshaya Kumar December 23, 2013

Hassan was killed in a gun battle with african union forces in Somalia in September 2009.
Al-Shabab’s Jihadi Recruitment Drive in Minnesota Jamie Dettmer September 23, 2013

Aboul Gheit had traveled to Addis Ababa early on January 25 to head a delegation at the african union Summit.
Inside Hosni Mubarak’s Last Days Vivian Salama February 20, 2013

african union sources have said that the Ugandan troops have faced hostilities from the new rebel group.
Joseph Kony Gets a Break as U.S. and African Forces Stop Their Search William Lloyd George April 5, 2013

The U.S. can also provide more backing for the african union, whose troops are already on the front lines in Somalia and Darfur.
America the Unreliable Parag Khanna January 10, 2011

The Economic Community of West African States, the african union, and Western powers refused to play along.
The Pain Ahead for Ivory Coast Mvemba Phezo Dizolele April 10, 2011


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