Burkina Faso suspended from African Union 

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  • February 4, 2022
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Burkina Faso suspended from African Union 

Part of: Prelims and GS-II International Relations

Context: The African Union recently suspended Burkina Faso a week after the volatile country suffered its latest coup.

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About African Union

  • It is a continental union consisting of 55 countries of Africa. 
  • In 2017, the AU admitted Morocco as a member state.
  • The AU was announced in the Sirte Declaration in Sirte, Libya in 1999.
  • It was founded in 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • It was launched in 2002 in Durban, South Africa.
  • The AU’s secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa

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