AU Watch

AU Financial Institutions

Politics and the African Development Bank
Book by Karen A. Mingst

The African Union and Its Institutions
John Akokpari, Angela Ndinga-Muvumba, Timothy Murithi
Fanele, 2008

Summary
Written by eminent scholars on Africa and practitioners who have worked in or with the African Union (AU), this report brings together the analysis and research of 17 largely Pan-African scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and civil society representatives. A particularly timely and welcome addition to the pioneering literature about this young and potentially powerful institution, this analysis presents a positive but realistic picture of the AU while diagnosing several key challenges, including Africa’s security and governance problems.