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Organisation of African Unity

Organisation of African Unity
Native NameOrganization de l'Unité Africaine
Conventional Long NameOrganization of African Unity
Common NameOrganization for African Unity
StatusInternational organization
Event StartCharter
Year Start1963
Date Start25 May
Event EndDisbanded
Year End2002
Date End9 July
S1African Union
Flag S1Flag_of_the_African_Union_2010.svg
Flag TypeFlag of the Organization of African Unity,
later also used by the African Union
Image FlagFlag of the African Union.svg
Image Map CaptionDevelopment of OAU membership
CapitalNot applicable¹
Title LeaderSecretary-general
Leader1Kifle Wodajo
Year Leader11963 - 1964
Leader2Diallo Telli
Year Leader21964 - 1972
Leader3Nzo Ekangaki
Year Leader31972 - 1974
Leader4William Eteki
Year Leader41974 - 1978
Leader5Edem Kodjo
Year Leader51978 - 1983
Leader6Peter Onu
Year Leader61983 - 1985
Leader7Ide Oumarou
Year Leader71985 - 1989
Leader8Salim Ahmed Salim
Year Leader81989 - 2001
Leader9Amara Essy
Year Leader92001 - 2002

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The Organization of African Unity (OAU) ( ) was established on 25 May 1963. It was disbanded on 9 July 2002 by its last chairperson, South African President Thabo Mbeki, and replaced by the African Union (AU).

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