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Call For Paper - Journal of African Union Studies (JoAUS)


Published Tri-annually and listed in the EBSCO, J-Gate, ProQuest, Sabinet database and accredited by IBSS.
ISSN: 2050-4292        E-ISSN: 2050-4306
The African Union has recognized eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) as officially representative regional associations of African states. These eight RECs have been set up pursuant to the Treaty Relating to the Establishment of the African Economic Community of 1991. While there are actually even more regional cooperation frameworks, only the following have been recognized by a decision of the AU’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government:
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
East African Community (EAC)
Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD)
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Contributors are invited to submit contributions on any of the following themes in relation to the African Union and the above mentioned regional organizations or any other not mentioned but Operate within Africa:
  • Promoting Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance
  • The importance of African Leadership - Lessons from the AU, SADC, ECOWAS etc
  • Africa’s Economic Growth and Development: Identifying Pan-African Development Priorities and Goals
  • African Regional Organization Achievements in Empowering Women
  • African Regional Organization’s role in the next decade
  • The Pan-African Parliament: Reflections on its Future Role
  • Promoting Food Security: African Regional Organization’s achievements to date
  • African Regional Organization’s Progress and Achievements in the realm of peace and security 
  • African Regional Organization’s posture of non-indifference- a clarion call answered or hollow rhetoric?
  • ‘African Solutions to African Problems’- The track-record to date
  • The Envisioned African Standby Force: An Incomplete, Failed Initiative?
  • The state of EU-AU Relations
  • The state of EU-African Regional Organization Relations
  • African Regional Organization’s new Strategic Plan: Critical Reflections on Priority Areas
  • The AU’s Agenda 2063
  • Migration and Refugee issues
  • Xenophobia in Africa
The Editors encourage original contributions from any of the above-mentioned themes identified and beyond but relating to African Regional Organization. Papers already published elsewhere or simultaneously under consideration at another journal will not be considered for publication. Certain themes (where applicable, relevant and viable) may also be combined into one article. Authors must not exceed the stated length requirements (please see guidelines for authors below).
Original contributions, which will be subjected to double blind peer review, should strictly comply with the Journal’s Guidelines for Authors (below) and should be submitted to the Editor: Lucky Asuelime by the deadline of 30 May 2018 via lucky4real14@gmail.com  

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