Apart from decolonisation and the liquidation of Apartheid, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had three goals - unity, security, development. In none of the three areas did the OAU live up to expectation. Transformation of the OAU was designed to inject institutional vim, mainstream its social forces, and keep abreast with challenges of the 21st Century. The book explores Pan-Africanism from a perspective of a rapidly changing international system. Key obstacles remain the leadership conundrum and endemic capacity gaps.
Francisco Kofi Nyaxo Olympio is a political scientist teaching at the Chair of Cultural Anthropology, University of Trier, Germany.