Pan-African Parliament

Map of African, with African Union member stat...

Map of African, with African Union member states in dark green and states with suspended membership in light green (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Pan-African Parliament was established in March 2004, by Article 17 ofThe Constitutive Act of the African Union, as one of the nine Organs providedfor in the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community signed in Abuja,Nigeria, in 1991.

The establishment of the Pan-African Parliament is informed by a vision toprovide a common platform for African peoples and their grass-rootsorganizations to be more involved in discussions and decision-making on theproblems and challenges facing the continent.

The seat of the Parliament is in Midrand, South Africa.

The Pan-African Parliamentarians represent all the peoples of Africa. Theultimate aim of the Pan-African Parliament is to evolve into an institutionwith full legislative powers, whose members are elected by universal adultsuffrage.

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