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image by Zoltan Horvath, 14 October 2010
Parlement panafricain (French)
Parlamento Pan-africano (Portugese)
Bunge la Afrika (Swahili)
al-Barlaman al-Afriqi (Arabic)
The Pan-African Parliament was established in March 2004, by Article 17 of The Constitutive Act of the African Union, as one of the nine Organs provided for in the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community signed in Abuja, Nigeria, in 1991. The establishment of the Pan-African Parliament is informed by a vision to provide a common platform for African peoples and their grass-roots organizations to be more involved in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent. The seat of the Parliament is in Midrand, South Africa. The Pan-African Parliamentarians represent all the peoples of Africa. The ultimate aim of the Pan-African Parliament is to evolve into an institution with full legislative powers, whose members are elected by universal adult suffrage.
Its flag is white with PAP logo in the center. The logo is similar to that of African Union, but there are names of PAP around the logo in official languages.
Image of flag: http://www.gtz.de/en/bilder/za-pan-african-parliament_rdax_380x255_100.jpg
at this page: http://www.gtz.de/en/weltweit/afrika/19285.htm (behind the speaker) and http://www.pan-african-parliament.org/temp/20091026_Open_Zuma_Pres_v1.jpg at this page: http://imperfect-black.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html (behind the president).
Official website (with its logo): http://www.pan-africanparliament.org/
More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-African_Parliament
Zoltan Horvath, 14 October 2010