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The OAU After Twenty Years
The OAU After Twenty Years
Edited by Yassin El-Ayouty and I. William Zartman
Praeger, 1984, 400 pp

This candid look at a visibly divided institution balances assessments of what the African organization isn't against what it is. In general, OAU links seem strongest when informal and weakest when organizational unity is directly tested. Will the regional structure survive? The authors are noncommittal, but their documentation of ongoing activity makes one suspect that the African states would not permit this outlet to disappear.