About the African Union
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The African Union (AU) was officially launched in July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, following a decision in September 1999 by its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which was formed in 1963, to create a new continental organization to build on its work. A total number of 54 countries joined the new organization, whose headquarters remained in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The overall vision for the ICT sector within the African Union stated in various frameworks and initiatives is to continuously set up and up date sound policy to match the technological evolution in one hand and build the hard infrastructures that will strengthen integration through internal and external connectivity of the continent and secure the access of citizen to networked Information Society and lead to the digital economy.
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Mr. Moctar Yedaly, Head of Information Society Division /African Union Commission
Ms. Souhila Amazouz Souhila, Senior policy officer / African Union Commission
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The African Union participates in the following GFCE initiatives: