Shamsuddeen Magaji writes from Georgia:
The Model African Union Conference is a simulation of the African Union. Delegates are assigned to represent different African Countries. I was assigned as Delegate of BURKINA FASO. Before now, I know little or nothing about the West African country.
I had to study very very hard for the simulation as one cannot represent a country without knowing about it. I read the history of the people, geography, economy, leadership etc. The piece of Thomas Sankara was phenomenal. It is a way of preparing future diplomats for a role in the African Union.
I look forward to attending the international Model African Union in February where diplomats which will convene model diplomats from all over the world.
I am so glad to have met students and professors from universities around the states. It is an experience money cannot buy. I appreciate the African Studies Institute of the University of Georgia for this golden opportunity.