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of the Conference on " African Union " Organized Jointly by the
Word Center for Studies and Research of the Green Book And the
Africa Association of Political Science
We, the African social scientists, who have gathered in the Great Jamahiriya in collaboration with our brothers and sisters of the World Center for Studies and Researches of the Green Book, exchanged views on issues of African Unity and prosperity.
During a three-day conference, we discussed issues on the following themes:
integration in Africa.
Economics of integration in Africa.
Conflicts and integration in Africa.
Role of institutions and civil society in the African Union.
Legal and constitutional Aspects of the African Union.
Presentations on these themes provided a vibrant intellectual atmosphere which enabled a rich exchange of views and experiences aimed at improving the project of the African Union.
It was noted during the discussions that Africa stands at a critical conjuncture in the struggle for emancipation and freedom.
Forty years of independence have had mixed results. Great victories have been scored and recorded against imperialism, colonialism and neo-colonialism. The struggle of the Libyan people and leader Mummar Ghaddafi against the forces of exploitation and oppression, for example, is a clear evidence of some of these victories.
Nevertheless, discussions at this conference revealed many problems, deficiencies and shortcomings that still face the continent and continue to be a hindrance to the accomplishment of the aspirations of the African people.
The following recommendations therefore reflect some of these difficulties and are intended to assist the African Union in confronting these problems.
The African Union, while building upon the accomplishments of the OAU, must strive to avoid its pitfalls and to transcend the limitations that faced the Organization in the last forty years.
The building of the African Union on the basis of the regional economic communities, while positive in itself, must give way to political unity in the regions rather than narrow economism.
While we commend the founding fathers for having created an all inclusive African Organization, there is a need to promote an African consciousness built upon the diversity and richness of its people.
It is also recommended that more space for democratic participation should be created and sustained on the basis of democratic constitutions in order to put the African people at the center.
It was further recommended that economic integration should be focused on production in order to create an internally integrated self-sustaining African economy.
While Africa must deal with the challenges of globalization, this must be done on the basis of Africa evolving an alternative model of accumulation which aims at controlling and utilizing African resources for the benefit of the African people.
It was also recommended that innovative approaches must be adopted in analyzing, preventing, managing and transforming African conflicts on the basis of clearly identified root causes.
It was further recommended that the people must be involved in all activities and institutions of the African Union and must provide popular foundation of the organization.
It was recommended that the decisions and resolutions of the Economic and Social Council should be given a greater weight than merely being advisory.
It was also recommended that the Pan-African Parliament should be based on universal, popular suffrage.
It was finally recommended that in order to draw upon and utilize the intellectual resources of the continent, the African Union should strive to form think-tanks in order to enhance its capacity for research and analysis. > Back to Top <
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