An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa.

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Member State Profiles

(*) Represents Member States under political sanction

On May 25 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the 32 African states that had achieved independence at that time agreed to establish the Organization of African Unity (OAU). A further 21 members joined gradually, reaching a total of 53 by the time of the AU’s creation in 2002.

There are 55 Member States. The following list shows all members, in alphabetical order, and their date of joining the AU or its predecessor the OAU.

Flag Name Capital Calling Code Currency Independence Day Head of Government Head of State
People`s Democratic Republic of Algeria Algiers +213 Algerian Dinar (DZD) July 05, 1962 Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui H.E. M. Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Republic of Angola Republic of Angola Luanda +244 Kwanza (AOA) November 11, 1975 Vice President Bornito de Sousa Baltazar Diogo President Joao Lourenzo
Republic of Benin Republic of Benin Porto-Novo +229 CFA franc(XOF) August 01, 1960 President Mr Patrice Talon
Republic of Botswana Republic of Botswana Gaborone +267 Pula (BWP) September 30, 1966 President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou +226 West African CFA franc (XOF) August 05, 1960 Prime Minister Christophe Dabire President Roch Marc Kabore
Republic of Burundi Republic of Burundi Bujumbura +257 Burundi franc (FBu)(BIF) July 01, 1962 President Pierre Nkurunziza
Republic of Cameroon Republic of Cameroon Yaounde +237 CFA franc (XAF) January 01, 1960 Prime Minister Philémon Yang President Paul Biya
Republic of Cabo Verde Republic of Cabo Verde Praia +238 Cape verdean escudo (CVE) July 05, 1975 Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva President Jorge Carlos Fonseca
* Central African Republic * Central African Republic Bangui +236 Central african CFA franc (XAF) August 13, 1960 Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji President Faustin A. Touadera
The Republic of Chad, The Republic of Chad N'Djamena +235 CFA franc (XAF) August 11, 1960 Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké President Idriss Déby
Union of the Comoros Union of the Comoros Moroni +269 Comorian franc (KMF) July 06, 1975 President Azali Assoumane
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Brazzaville +242 Central African CFA franc August 15, 1960 Prime Clement Mouamba President Denis Sassou-Nguesso
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro +225 CFA franc (XOF) August 07, 1960 Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly President Alassane Dramane Ouattara
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa +243 Congolese franc (CDF) June 30, 1960 Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala President Joseph Kabila
Republic of Djibouti Republic of Djibouti Djibouti +253 Franc (DJF) June 27, 1977 Prime Minister Abdoukader Kamil Mohamed President Ismail Omar Guelleh
Arab Republic of Egypt Arab Republic of Egypt Cairo +20 Egyptian pound (EGP) February 28, 1922 Prime Minister Sherif Ismail President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi
Republic of Equatorial Guinea Republic of Equatorial Guinea Malabo +240 CFA franc October 12, 1968 Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Obama Asue President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
State of Eritrea State of Eritrea Asmara +291 Nakfa (ERN) May 24, 1993 President Isaias Afewerki
Kingdom of Swaziland Kingdom of Swaziland Lobamba(royal and legislative) Mbabane (Administrative) +268 Lilangeni(SZL) September 06, 1968 Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini King Mswati III
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Addis Ababa +251 Birr Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali President Sahle-Work Zewde
Gabonese Republic Gabonese Republic Libreville +241 CFA franc August 17, 1960 Prime Minister Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda President Ali Ben Bongo
Republic of the Gambia Republic of the Gambia Banjul +220 Dalasi (GMD) February 18, 1965 President Adama Barrow
Republic of Ghana Republic of Ghana Accra +233 Ghanaian cedi(GHC) March 06, 1957 President Nana Akufo-Addo
Republic of Guinea Republic of Guinea Conakry +224 Guinean franc (GNF) October 02, 1958 Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana President Alpha Condé
Republic of Guinea-Bissau Republic of Guinea-Bissau Bissau +245 CFA franc (XOF) September 24, 1973 Prime Minister H.E. Mr Umaro El Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo President Jose Mario Vaz
Republic of Kenya Republic of Kenya Nairobi +254 Kenyan shilling (KES) December 12, 1963 Deputy President William Ruto President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
Kingdom of Lesotho Kingdom of Lesotho Maseru +266 Loti (LSL) October 04, 1966 Prime Minister Thomas Thabane King Letsie III
Republic of Liberia Republic of Liberia Monrovia +231 Liberian Dollar(LRD) July 26, 1847 President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Libya Libya Tripoli +218 Lybian Dinar(LYD) December 24, 1951 Prime Minister Fayez el-Sarraj President Mohammed El-Megaref
Republic of Madagascar Republic of Madagascar Antananarivo +261 Malagasy ariay(MGA) June 26, 1960 Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana H. E. Mr Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina
Republic of Malawi Republic of Malawi Lilongwe +265 Kwacha(D)(MWK) July 06, 1964 Vice President Saulos Chilima President Peter Muharika
Republic of Mali Republic of Mali Bamako +223 CFA franc (XOF) September 22, 1960 Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr Moctar Ouane President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita
Republic of Mauritania Republic of Mauritania Nouakchott +222 Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRO) November 28, 1960 Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Republic of Mauritius Republic of Mauritius Port Louis +230 Mauritian rupee (MUR) March 12, 1968 Prime Minister Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
Kingdom of Morocco Rabat +212 Moroccan Dirham April 07, 1956 Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani King Mohammed VI
Republic of Mozambique Republic of Mozambique Maputo +258 Mozambican metical (Mtn) (MZN) June 25, 1975 Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho. do Rosario President Filipe Nyusi
Republic of Namibia Republic of Namibia Windhoek +264 Namibian dollar(NAD) March 21, 1990 Prime Minister Saara Kungongelwa A. President Hage Geingob
Republic of Niger Republic of Niger Niamey +227 CFA franc (XOF) August 03, 1960 Prime Minister Brigi Rafini President Mohamadou Issoufou
Federal Republic of Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria Abuja +234 Nigerian naira and Kobo(NGN) October 01, 1960 President Muhammadu Buhari
Republic of Rwanda Republic of Rwanda Kigali +250 Rwandan franc(RWF) July 01, 1962 Prime Minister H.E. Mr Edouard Ngirente President Paul Kagame
Republic Arab Saharawi Democratic Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic Aauin saharawi pesetas February 27, 1976 President Brahim Ghali
Democratic Republic of sao Tome and Principe Democratic Republic of sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome +239 Dobra(STD) July 12, 1975 Prime Minister Patrice Emery Trovoada President Manuel Pinto Da Costa
Republic of Senegal Republic of Senegal Dakar +221 CFA franc(XOF) June 20, 1960 Prime Minister Mohamed Ben Adallah Dionne President Macky Sall
Republic of Seychelles Republic of Seychelles Victoria +248 Seychellois rupee(SCR) June 29, 1976 President Danny Faure
Republic of Sierra Leone Republic of Sierra Leone Freetown +232 Leone (SLL) April 27, 1961 H.E Mohammed Juldeh Jallow H.E. Julius Maada Bio
Somali Republic Somali Republic Mogadishu +252 Somali shilling (SOS) July 01, 1960 Prime Minister H.E. Mr Hassan Ali Kheyre President H.E. Mr Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo
Republic of South Africa Republic of South Africa Pretoria (Executive), Bloemfontein (Judical), CapeTown (Legislative) +27 South African rand (ZAR) April 27, 1994 President Cyril Ramaphosa
Republic of South Sudan Republic of South Sudan Juba +211 South Sudanese Pound July 09, 2011 President Salva Kir
Republic of The Sudan Republic of The Sudan Khartoum +249 Sudanese pound (SDG,SDD) January 01, 1956 President Omar al-Bashir
United Republic of Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania Dar es Salaam(traditional capital) Dodoma (Location of legislature) +255 Tanzanian shilling (TZS) December 09, 1961 Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa President John Magufuli
Togolese Republic Togolese Republic Lome` +228 CFA franc (XOF) April 27, 1960 Prime Minister, Her Excellency Mrs Victoire Sidemeho Tomegah-Doghe President Faure Gnassingbé
Tunisian Republic Tunisian Republic Tunis +216 Tunisian dinar(TND) March 20, 1956 Prime Minister Youssef Chahed President Beji Caid Essebsi
Republic of Uganda Republic of Uganda Kampala +256 Ugandan shilling (UGX) October 09, 1962 Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunba President Yoweri Museveni
Republic of Zambia Republic of Zambia Lusaka +260 Zambian Kwacha(ZMK) October 24, 1964 Vice President Inongue Winta President Edgar Lungu
Republic of Zimbabwe Republic of Zimbabwe Harare +263 Zimbabwe Dollars(ZW$) April 18, 1980 President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa