Reflections on the African Union’s Dilemma and Prospects

Ying TAN, Jian CHEN


In order to grasp the development opportunities brought about by the wave of globalization, the African Union(AU) came into being in 2002. The African Union has made remarkable achievements in economy, security and institution building since its establishment. However, in the face of the current situation of Africa’s marginalization, the AU is still facing many historical legacy problems and is still constrained by many realistic dilemmas. It is the goal and prospect of AU’s construction, as well as the key for Africa to break through its marginalized status in the world, to continuously unite the synergy of internal development in Africa, to continuously promote international exchanges and cooperation, and to seize the opportunity of the development of new digitalised and networked industries.


Realistic dilemma; Institutional response; International exchange and cooperation; Autonomy

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