Who is the current chairman of the African Union?

The current Chairperson of the African Union is H.E. President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Who is the first chairman of African Union?

The African Union was launched in Durban on 9 July 2002, by its first chairperson, South African Thabo Mbeki, at the first session of the Assembly of the African Union.

Where is the headquarters of African Union?

The African Union Commission (AUC) is the AU’s secretariat and undertakes the day to day activities of the Union. It is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

How many countries are in the African Union?

The AU is made up of 55 Member States which represent all the countries on the African continent.

Member States.

Member State Abbreviation Date of joining the OAU or AU
Republic of Kenya Kenya 25 May 1963
Republic of Madagascar Madagascar 25 May 1963
Republic of Mauritius Mauritius August 1968
Republic of Rwanda Rwanda 25 May 1963

Are there 54 or 55 countries in Africa?

There are 54 countries in Africa today, according to the United Nations. The full list is shown in the table below, with current population and subregion (based on the United Nations official statistics).

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What is Africa’s smallest country?

The smallest nation in the continental mainland of Africa is The Gambia. Seychelles is an archipelagic island country in the Indian Ocean at the eastern edge of the Somali Sea. It consists of 115 islands. Its capital and largest city, Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa.

Which African country is not a member of African Union?

Morocco withdrew from the OAU in 1985, after admission of Western Sahara. It is now the only African state that does not belong to the AU.

Who funds the African Union?

According to the Executive Council Decisions of February 2021, the AU’s total approved budget for 2021 is US$623 836 163, of which US$203 500 000 (32%) is to be financed by member state contributions, and US$406 194 344 (65%) by external partners.

What is the difference between African Union and African Union Commission?

It consists of a number of Commissioners dealing with different areas of policy. The African Union Headquarters are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It should be distinguished from the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, (based in Banjul, Gambia), which is a separate body that reports to the African Union.

Which country is the richest in Africa?

Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Kenya followed, establishing the five wealthier markets in the continent.

Total private wealth in Africa as of 2020, by country (in billion U.S. dollars)

Characteristic Wealth in billion U.S. dollars
South Africa 604
Egypt 282
Nigeria 207

What are the two largest religions in Africa?

The majority of Africans are adherents of Christianity or Islam. African people often combine the practice of their traditional belief with the practice of Abrahamic religions. Abrahamic religions are widespread throughout Africa.

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Why is Morocco not in the African Union?

Morocco was a founding member of the OAU but withdrew in 1984 following the organization’s acceptance of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as a member state. Morocco rules over most of the territory, but sovereignty is disputed. The African Union is composed of fifty-two republics and three monarchies.