Resources for Students and Teachers

The following outside resources may be helpful for first time and returning participants while conducting background research, and in preparation for the simulation. 

 

News and Information Websites

The official website for the African Union (AU) can be accessed at: http://www.au.int/. The website contains important information concerning the AU's current agenda, ongoing missions, constitutive act and committees. 

http://www.africa.com/countries  is a wonderful resource with information on each country's history, culture and current political climate.

http://allafrica.com/  is home to more than 2,000 reports and articles on Africa and is updated daily!

http://africanhistory.about.com/ This database provides succinct summaries of historical events for your country.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ Online almanac about the countries of the world.

To read news stories, press releases and other up-to-date information please check out the following media outlets regional hub pages including the BBC (http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa/), the Economist (http://www.economist.com/topics/africa), Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/places/africa), the NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/africa/index.html; http://www.nytimes.com/topic/organization/african-union), and The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/world/africa). 

The African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) is a hub for knowledge generation on climate change in Africa. It addresses the need for greatly improved climate information for Africa and strengthening the use of such information for decision making, by improving analytical capacity, knowledge management and dissemination activities. 

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/enewschannel/featured South Africa's most popular 24-hour news channel focusing on pan-African issues. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ABNDigital CNBC's Africa Bureau with videos focusing on economic, business, and political news.

Previous MAU simulations, at both the high school and college level, can be found in the following links. While not entirely aligned with the ASP's MAU Conference model, these videos are an excellent training guide to familiarize yourself with the event! For more information see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z4rHUFIpC0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdonV2Aibao, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PPugRTBY74
 
The African Union Handbook 

AU HandBook An official guide to working with and within the actual African Union in Ethiopia including the history of the AU, past missions, and other details.

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