Qaanitah Hunter | Africa Day reminds us how hollow the African Union is and why it must change

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During a visit to Addis Ababa, Qaanitah Hunter reflects on the African Union, and whether the body has become a place of meaningless promises that never materialise.

I happened to be sitting within walking distance of the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when a column written by former president Thabo Mbeki landed in my inbox on Wednesday.

"The African Union @ 20: Lessons on the African Renaissance" the piece is aptly titled. I read it as I sipped on Jebena, traditional Ethiopian coffee.

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