# Posted 7:12 AM by Patrick Belton
INTERESTING: A pan-African Parliament
was launched this week by the Organization of African Unity
, modelled on the European Parliament. There are aspirations
that it will play a role in continental integration and in the harmonisation of laws of member states. The principal problem at the moment is funding; member states, most of which are strapped for cash, are being assessed to pay for the costs of maintaining the assembly.
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