The African Union Audit and the State of Continental Integration: An Analysis
AbstractThe African Union High-Level Audit Panel, appointed in 2007 to audit African
Union (AU) organs, was designed to inform decisions on the proposed Union
Government, but it assumed a much more significant role than the technical process implied. Using a subaltern perspective in the form of Afrocentricity, the article links the audit to Africa’s agency in dealing with challenges of continental integration and shows that it provides a lot of insight into the state of the integration agenda in Africa. This is partly because it built nicely upon the tempo and content of the grand debate on the Union Government, which was in fact a debate about how to accelerate African integration.