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On Monday, the Scramble for Africa Conference, involving academics from the continent and the diaspora, started in Tshwane, south Africa.
On Wednesday, a gala dinner pitched as a networking session with African embassies took place in Tshwane, and on Friday Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile will open the exhibition “Cultural Brokerage: Africa Imagined (Act1)” at the Pretoria Arts Museum. • Africanglobe.net
Struggle and solidarity: African Union at 50 - Interactive - Al Jazeera English (interactive)
An interactive dashboard examines the history, successes and challenges facing the group as leaders meet in Addis Ababa.SABC News.com - Groups call for recognition of OAUs contribution to peace in Africa:Friday 24 May 2013
As the continent celebrates 50 years of African Unity, Pan African groups say more recognition is needed for the role that the Organisation of Unity (OAU) played in ushering freedom to the continent.
allAfrica.com: Africa: AGRA Welcomes African Union's Renewed Commitment to AgricultureAU headquarters: As the African Union celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, analysts take a retrospective look at the activities of the continental body while also making suggestions on the way forward.
“Looking ahead to Africa’s journey over the next half century, we must not lose sight of the practical actions we can take today. Thirty African leaders have pledged to commit at least 10% of their budget to raise agricultural productivity under the AU’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. The AU has designated 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security - the pressure is now on governments to live up to their commitments,” said Jane Karuku.African Union Seeks Financial Independence From Foreign Donors (atlantablackstar.com)
Several African Heads of State, have arrived in Ethiopia,ahead of the AU Celebrations - YouTube