We, Friends of the African Union, as a organization in formation, attended the December 16th 2011 meeting in Washington at the invitation of Prof. David L. Horne where Her Excellency Ambassador Amina Salum Ali the African Union’s Permanent Representative powerful remarks called on all people of African Descent in the USA to organize around the African Union roadmap for the Diaspora.
In 2005, the AU defined the African Diaspora as “... peoples of African descent and heritage living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship, and who remain committed to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union.”
Friends of the African Union (FAU) is our response and is a social, economic, humanitarian, charitable, educational and new media civil-society organizing body founded to work for the benefit of the African Union, the African Diaspora and its host countries. FAU will work with the allied peoples of the African Diaspora in the USA, non-governmental organizations and governments of the world who support the African Union and the people of the African Diaspora. FAU founding at 1415 UTC on Jan. 16, 2012 [Martin Luther King, Jr. Day] at the World Peace Bell with members of South Fairmount Community Council and Hargrove Engineering.