Africa‘s Global 1989

  • Ulf Engel (Professor of Politics in Africa at the Institute of African Studies, 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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How to Cite

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