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“As Africans, we need to share common recognition that all of us stand to lose if we fail to transform our continent. .. We must ask ourselves the fundamental question – what shall we do to respond to the tasks of building a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous … Africa, a people-centered society free of hunger, poverty, disease and inequality, as well as Africa’s renaissance, to whose attainment Nelson Mandela dedicated his whole life?”

Thabo Mbeki, President, South Africa

We welcome the engagement of a range of stakeholders in our work. We have developed a variety of opportunities and ways for individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations to contribute to our research programs, development assistance work, publishing, media and communication projects and much more. We especially rely on individual supporters to support us in a variety of ways and in a range of projects and programmes. Read More

Did you know that AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future? Want to know more? Ok, let’s get started.

Dr Dlamini-Zuma in her critique of the AU during the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representative Committee stated “you are most closely aware of the impact of the over-reliance on outside funding have on the Commission and organs, and on our ability to focus on the continental priorities. The reality remains, that he who pays the piper, calls the tune.”

Become An AU Watcher

Explore how you can become an AU Watcher and keep up to date with what is happening in Africa. You can also be involved in many of our programmes and projects.

Agenda Have Your Say

There are many ways that you can get involved to ensure that AU Watch continues to the good work that it is doing. Without the assistance of our supporters, donors – governments, foundations, corporations and individuals like you, the crucial work of transforming lives in some of the poorest, hardest-to-reach parts of Africa will not be possible. Click here to continue

Is Media Work for You?

Advocacy and outreach activities form a key part of our communication approach. We provide audio-visual and print materials for use by community groups or outreach workers and work with local community organizations to convene discussion groups, road shows, street theatre and community events. Read More

Your support powers our work. Every penny raised and every minute of your time makes a difference to the lives of people in Africa. Join the fight for the soul of Africa!


Why not volunteer for us? AU Watch needs a lot of hands. Volunteers are the unsung heroes of the charity sector and at AU Watch we welcome anyone who is willing to give up their time to make a difference to peoples’ lives. Read More

      Support Our Climate Change Agenda

Humankind is facing the biggest environmental challenge our generation has ever seen. Read more

Shop and Have Coffee With Us

We may have a shop located where you are. Why not drop in and buy a gift for a loved one? We have an eclectic selection of bric-a-brac. Read More

Campaign for and With Us

Help us to create the right political and social environment to beat corruption, poverty, and poor governance. Read More

Organize An Event for Us

Every week there is probably an AU Watch event going on around were you live. Read More

At AU Watch we are committed to the cause of Africa, whether that is lobbying to get a particular legislation passed or for a committed volunteer wanting to learn new skills.We also work with schools, CSOs and social enterprises, supporting and strengthening their operations. AU Watch is working with a few local CSOs and schools in West Africa to help them get connect to the Web. We are on the lookout for volunteers and have a number of different ways you can contribute and help us make change happen.

Fundraise for Us

AU Watch is an independent African NGO exclusively pursuing goals that immediately serve Africa. Read More

Support AU Watch Institute for the Study of The African Union

Support our trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for regional and international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on the African Union.Read more

Support the NGO Forum on the (African) Summit of Heads of State and Government

At the margins of every Summit and for three days before the policy organs meet, Read More

If nothing else, you can join us in one of our Peace Cafés, and get one of our authentic African teas and coffees. Drink to the health of Africa! Let’s make Africa Great Again!

Pay us a visit or drop us a line

Want to know more about what we are doing and how we work? Depending on the country where you are our offices are open to all, offering a range of activities and spaces to enjoy and our reading rooms for research. Why don’t you write to us or pay us a visit? Come and see for yourself how we work. There are plenty of ways to get to know us in person. Our sites in Banjul and Dakar have a bookshop and coffee shop. As well as researching, there is a range of events, exhibitions, talks and workshops here to get involved in. Plan your visit, or find out about our events, exhibitions or talks.

But you can also get involved with AU Watch through our:
– Strategic Leadership Team Learn More
– Governing Council Learn More
– Corporate Leadership Team Learn More
– AU Watch Teachers Forum Learn More
– Researchers ForumLearn More
– AU Watch Students Forum Learn More
– AU Watch Young Person Media Group (Teen Media Group) Learn More
– AU Watch Moot Court Club Learn More
– AU Watch Debating Club Learn More
– E-books and E-Readers Program Learn More
– Nelson Mandela Academy for Leadership in African Affairs Learn More


To get help, report a tip about a potential case of serious human rights violation, please contact our International Human Rights Hotline at: +44740 561 1219or [email protected]. Phone services are available toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

AU Watch Chapter Offices

You may also be able to get assistance from one of our local chapters. Please click on Chapters and locate the country where you are, were hotlines and text numbers are available.


If you are in the media and have an interview or story request, please contact [email protected].

If you have a question about donating to AU Watch, please email [email protected].

For information on serious and ongoing human rights cases, please email [email protected].

For issues with this website including broken links or technical difficulties, please send an email with a description of the problem to [email protected].

For all other inquiries, please email [email protected].


For general questions or to make a donation, please call (220) 222 3333.


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