Published in Jan 2018

Who owns the African Union? China? Europe? America?

The African Union (AU) is the successor of the Organization of African Union (OAU) which was founded on May 25, 1963 for the promotion of the Pan African agenda. The OAU successfully campaigned for and aided in the independence of Africans who were living under the brutality of colonialism.

The African Union is a quasi-African entity because its members are African however; the headquarters building in Addis Ababa was constructed and paid for the Chinese for a whopping $200MM as a ‘gift’ to the African people. This was the gift that has kept on giving for the Chinese people. About 1,200 Chinese workers were employed on the construction project. It is also worth noting that in the year 2000, trade between Africa and China was $10BN but by 2014 it had grown to $220BN.

It is also interesting to note that 50% of the budget of the African Union is financed by China, the European Union (EU) and America. This is the reason that Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and the Paul Kagame could not condemn Donald Trump’s white supremacist statement when he stated that African countries are composed of human waste.


By Global African History