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North Africa and the Sub-Sahara

To face challenges like terrorism, climate change and armed conflicts, the heads of states in the African Union have frequently emphasized that Africa’s countries must act as one. But just how unified is Africa today? Ambassadors and reginal expertise from the five North African countries, meet NAI scholars as well as expertise from a number of Swedish authorities to discuss Pan-Africanism on a seminar at NAI, Monday 30 January.

NAI researcher and seminar organiser Mikael Eriksson says, ‘We don’t discuss North Africa from a pan-African perspective that often. Therefore it is particularly exciting that we will have the opportunity to hear perspectives from Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Libya.’

The half-day seminar coincides with the AU summit in Addis Ababa that will not only elect a new chair of the AU, but also decide on Morocco’s request to regain its membership. Morocco is the only country in Africa that is not a member of the union.

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