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Question

The African leader mostly credited for spearheading the formation of the African Union is

Options

A) Muammar Ghaddafi

B) Abdelaziz Bouteflika

C) Abdoulaye Wade

D) Thabo Mbeki


The correct answer is A.

Explanation:

The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) or Organisation de l'Unité Africaine (OUA) was established on May 25, 1963. It was disbanded on July 9, 2002 by its last chairperson, South African President Thabo Mbeki and replaced by the African Union. Frustration at its ineffectiveness led African leaders, spearheaded by Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, to launch the African Union, a body with a structure modeled on that of the European Union. Fifty-three countries in Africa are members of the AU.

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  • The AU now has 55 members

  • Akintubuwa Odunayo

    The answer is A. Muammar Gaddafi was at the forefront of the transformationn of OAU to AU since the main objective of OAU, which was the decolonization of Africa had been achieved.

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  • The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) or Organisation de l'Unité Africaine (OUA) was established on May 25, 1963. It was disbanded on July 9, 2002 by its last chairperson, South African President Thabo Mbeki and replaced by the African Union. Frustration at its ineffectiveness led African leaders, spearheaded by Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, to launch the African Union, a body with a structure modeled on that of the European Union. Fifty-three countries in Africa are members of the AU.

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  • the answer suppose to be D

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