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Journal of African Union Studies (JoAUS)
Published Since: 2012
Publishing Discontinued: Published regularly
Publication Frequency: Tri-annually.It is currently listed in the EBSCO, J-Gate, ProQuest, Sabinet database and accredited by IBSS.

 The African Union (AU) celebrated its tenth year of existence in 2012. Having achieved some success in certain areas, the AU’s agenda for the next decade would require far more focus and determination if it wants to achieve its numerous objectives. The AU is also entering a new era in the wake of the Arab Spring on the continent and with the election of the new chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. With this, the AU is set for some continuities and change. Despite laudable advances during its first decade, the AU has experienced difficulties in some instances to uphold its right and duty to devise ‘African Solutions to African Problems’. This significantly undermined the AU’s stature on the continent and in the broader international community and places considerable pressure on the continental body in the next decade. It is against this background, as well as in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the A............

The African Union (AU) has placed important emphasis on the construction of a robust peace, security and governance architecture. There has been considerable progress in developing the blueprint, breaking ground and laying the first critical foundations upon which the continental body will construct the necessary structures to realise African integration and unity. The first critically important phases of this ambitious endeavour have already been initiated. The Decision of the 15th Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (Assembly/AU/Dec.304 (XV), mandated the African Union Commission (AUC) to put in place a Pan-African Architecture on Governance. It is anticipated that the Architecture would provide the process and mechanism of enhancing policy dialogue, convergence, coherence, and harmonization amongst AU Organs, institutions and Member States as a way of speeding up the integration process on the continent (UNECA 2011). Given this manda............

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