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OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

Date of Adoption: 
September 10, 1969
Date of last signature: 
May 19, 2016
Date entry into force: 
January 20, 1974
Status List: 
Table StatusList: 

No

Member State

Date of Signature

Date of Ratification

Date Deposited

1

Algeria

10/09/1969

24/05/1974

20/06/1974

2

Angola

-

30/04/1981

03/12/1982

3

Benin

10/09/1969

26/02/1973

12/03/1973

4

Botswana

10/09/1969

04/05/1995

16/05/1995

5

Burkina Faso

10/09/1969

19/03/1974

16/08/1978

6

Burundi

10/09/1969

31/10/1975

10/12/1975

7

Cameroon

10/09/1969

07/09/1985

10/01/1986

8

Cape Verde

-

16/02/1989

09/03/1989

9

Central African Republic

10/09/1969

23/07/1970

09/08/1970

10

Chad

10/09/1969

12/08/1981

10/09/1981

11

Comoros

26/02/2004

02/04/2004

16/04/2004

12

Congo

10/09/1969

16/01/1971

01/02/1971

13

Côte d'Ivoire

10/09/1969

26/02/1998

20/04/1998

14

Democratic Republic of Congo

10/09/1969

14/02/1973

04/05/1973

15

Djibouti

15/11/2005

-

-

16

Egypt

-

12/06/1980

17/11/1980

17

Equatorial Guinea

10/09/1969

08/09/1980

28/01/1981

18

Eritrea

25/04/2012

-

-

19

Ethiopia

10/09/1969

15/10/1973

25/10/1973

20

Gabon

-

21/03/1986

26/06/1986

21

Gambia

10/09/1969

12/11/1980

16/03/1981

22

Ghana

10/09/1969

19/06/1975

18/08/1983

23

Guinea

10/09/1969

18/10/1972

16/04/1973

24

Guinea Bissau

29/01/2016

27/06/1989

12/07/1990

25

Kenya

10/09/1969

23/06/1992

04/02/1993

26

Lesotho

-

18/11/1988

30/12/1988

27

Liberia

10/09/1969

01/10/1971

07/02/1972

28

Libya

-

25/04/1981

17/07/1981

29

Madagascar

10/09/1969

-

-

30

Malawi

-

04/11/1987

02/12/1987

31

Mali

10/09/1969

10/10/1981

16/11/1981

32

Mauritania

10/09/1969

22/07/1972

04/08/1972

33

Mauritius

10/09/1969

-

-

34

Mozambique

-

22/02/1989

07/03/1990

35

Namibia

11/11/2009

-

-

36

Niger

10/09/1969

16/09/1971

29/09/1971

37

Nigeria

10/09/1969

23/05/1986

24/06/1986

38

Rwanda

10/09/1969

19/11/1979

04/02/1980

39

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

-

-

-

40

Sao Tome and Principe

01/02/2010

-

-

41

Senegal

10/09/1969

01/04/1971

21/05/1971

42

Seychelles

-

11/09/1980

24/09/1980

43

Sierra Leone

10/09/1969

28/12/1987

14/03/1988

44

Somalia

10/09/1969

-

-

45

South Africa

-

15/12/1995

15/01/1996

46

South Sudan

24/01/2013

04/12/2013

19/05/2016

47

Sudan

10/09/1969

24/12/1972

12/01/1975

48

Swaziland

10/09/1969

16/01/1989

09/02/1989

49

Tanzania

10/09/1969

10/01/1975

24/01/1975

50

Togo

10/09/1969

10/04/1970

28/05/1970

51

Tunisia

10/09/1969

17/11/1989

18/12/1989

52

Uganda

10/09/1969

24/07/1987

07/08/1987

53

Zambia

10/09/1969

30/07/1973

15/08/1973

54

Zimbabwe

-

28/09/1985

17/10/1985

Total Countries: 54

Signed: 42

Ratified : 46

Deposited : 46