The Commercial & Corporate Affairs Networking Group
THE STATE OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
The political, economic and cultural importance of this Diaspora is increasingly recognized. It contributes greatly to the development of Africa. That is why the African Union wanted the Diaspora officially part of its proceedings. In 2003, at the end of the AU Summit, the Heads of State declared (14 (XVIII) add.3): “The African Union (…) decides to recognize the African diaspora as a effective entity contributing to the economic and social development of the continent. But so far, the diaspora had no institutional reality. In December 2014, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President-in-Office of the African Union, gave a mandate to Louis-Georges Tin, president of CRAN, to “give body” to the 6th Region, and to make the diaspora de facto a structure de jure.