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African Union

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The African Union is the successor organization to the Organization of African Unity. Founded in July 2002, its first chairman was South African president Thabo Mbeki. Modeled after the European Union, its goals are to help promote democracy, human rights and development across Africa, especially increasing foreign investment through the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) program.

Goals for the African Union include an African parliament and a central development bank. As with its predecessor the OAU, the African Union is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Because of the membership of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Morocco has chosen not to be a member.

Member countries (listed by their official names):

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The Non-Aligned Movement members and observers
Member countries: Afghanistan | Algeria | Angola | Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belarus | Belize | Benin | Bhutan | Bolivia | Botswana | Brunei | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cambodia | Cameroon | Cape Verde | Central African Republic | Chad | Chile | Colombia | Comoros | Congo | Cote d'Ivoire | Cuba | Cyprus | Democratic People's Republic of Korea | Democratic Republic of Congo | Djibouti | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Grenada | Guatemala | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana | Honduras | India | Indonesia | Iran | Jamaica | Jordan | Kenya | Kuwait | Laos | Lebanon | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Madagascar | Malawi | Malaysia | Maldives | Mali | Mauritania | Mauritius | Mongolia | Morocco | Mozambique | Myanmar | Namibia | Nepal | Nicaragua | Niger | Nigeria | Oman | Pakistan | Palestine | Panama | Papua New Guinea | Peru | Philippines | Qatar | Rwanda | Saint Lucia | Sao Tome and Principe | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Singapore | Somalia | South Africa | Sri Lanka | Sudan | Suriname | Swaziland | Syrian Arab Republic | Thailand | Timor Leste | Togo | Trinidad and Tobago | Tunisia | Turkmenistan | Uganda | United Arab Emirates | Tanzania | Uzbekistan | Vanuatu | Venezuela | Vietnam | Yemen | Zambia | Zimbabwe
NAM observer countries: Antigua and Barbuda | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Brazil | People's Republic of China | Costa Rica | Croatia | Dominica | El Salvador | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Mexico | Serbia and Montenegro | Ukraine | Uruguay
NAM observer organizations: African Union | League of Arab States | United Nations