VIOLATION OF AFRICAN UNION (AU) RESOLUTION ON GOVERNANCE AND PERTINENCE OF MEMBER STATES’ COMPLIANCE

  • Bill Cornelius Uchegbue Caritas University Enugu
Keywords: western political domination, Liberty, freedom and African emancipation, African solidarity, African Union Charter, Group theory

Abstract

After decades of western political domination and influence, the wind of change and independence set in to disentangle African States from the entrenchment and entanglement of the colonial contraption; exposing the newly emerged states to the sanctity of regional integration that already formed nexus of western socio-political and economic development. Thus, African Sovereign States replicate this epoch concept and established African Union (AU) primarily to peer the region at the same frequency with other regions, securing vintage position globally. Essentially, respect and obligation of member states to international law and various charters became fundamentally imperative to this body. Liberty, freedom and African emancipation was paramount to the initiators of African solidarity thenceforth repealing age-long assumption of the continent as a region endemic in backwardness. Resolve by African leaders to emulate their counterparts in harnessing proceeds of regional conglomeration has obviously pushed the continent a bit further towards the door of democratization and globalism. The hegemonic crisis and ethnic divide prevalent in African States cannot be over-emphasized due to the fact that most socio-political abysmal are linked to these phenomena. This study examined the compliance of African Union Charter on democratic governance by member states. Scholars have investigated the aforementioned subject-matter with subjective view-points on governments’ obligation in realizing public interests. They nevertheless fall short at suggesting the political structural balancing as a crucial element for administrative purposes in African States. In our course of analysis, the Group theory was employed in interrogating member states’ compliance of the Union’s stance on governance. Thus, the paper hypothesized that leadership conspiracy against general interest is the incubator of African pitiable state. Recommending deemphasize on ethno-religious considerations which has become the main tools of governments in most African states.

Author Biography

Bill Cornelius Uchegbue, Caritas University Enugu

Department of Political Science

Published
2019-05-08
How to Cite
Uchegbue, B. (2019). VIOLATION OF AFRICAN UNION (AU) RESOLUTION ON GOVERNANCE AND PERTINENCE OF MEMBER STATES’ COMPLIANCE. SOUTH EAST JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, 4(1). Retrieved from http://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/SEJPS/article/view/825