Africa‘s Global 1989

  • Ulf Engel (Leipzig University)


This article looks at responses over time by the OAU and its successor, the African Union, to popular uprisings and revolutions in member states. With a focus on the critical junctures of 1989, 2011, and 2019, the article concludes that these changes were mainly dealt with against the backdrop of continental experiences, but rarely situated in a global context.

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Engel, U. (2019). A View from Addis Ababa: From “1989” to Today’s Revolutions in Africa. Comparativ, 29(5), 27-44.