Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Organization of African Unity

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Examples

  • The OAU is shortly due to send a "strong multidisciplinary team of observers" to monitor the elections in Zimbabwe.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Our vision was spelt out in the base document of NEPAD, whose framework was adopted at the 2001 Lusaka OAU Summit Meeting of African Heads of State and Government, and which was finalised by the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee at its meeting in Abuja, Nigeria in October 2001.

    ANC Today

  • Our vision was spelt out in the base document of NEPAD, whose framework was adopted at the 2001 Lusaka OAU Summit Meeting of African Heads of State and

    ANC Today

  • The summit will mark the end of nearly four decades of existence of the OAU, which is being replaced by the 53-member African Union, the brainchild of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi and loosely based on the European Union.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The gathering of African leaders was their last under the banner of the OAU, which is to be formally replaced by the African Union on Tuesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The OAU, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa, was set up in 1963 when African nations were just beginning to gain independence.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Concerning that oversight mechanism, we have to look at the efficacy of existing institutions, namely the OAU Secretariat, the

    Statement at the 35th ordinary session of the OAU Assembly of Heads of State and Government

  • In this regard, the ministers recalled the OAU pertinent decisions; the 1991 Abuja Treaty establishing the African Economic Community; the 1993 Cairo Declaration establishing mechanism for conflict prevention, management and resolution; the 1999 Algiers Summit declarations; the 09-09-1999 Sirte Summit declarations and other relevant decisions.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The formation of the OAU was a milestone in the decolonisation of the continent as it gave new political impetus to African peoples struggles to rid the continent of all vestiges of colonial oppression and economic subjugation.

    ANC Today

  • The pan-African OAU, which is anxious to preserve post-colonial frontiers in Africa, sent the good offices mission in the hope of resolving a political crisis in the archipelago sparked by the breakaway movements in Anjouan and Moheli.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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