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An Evaluation of the Afro-Arab Cooperation Experiment: Abdel Malik Auda

The subject of this paper is an evaluation of the Afro-Arab cooperation experiment between 1973 and 1983. Initially, I would like to introduce the issues and objectives which this study addresses:

Firstly, determining the meaning of what is defined as an 'era' or a 'stage' of Afro-Arab cooperation, within the framework of the diverse fields of Afro-Arab relations. It is a commonplace that Afro-Arab relations can be traced back, in their historical origins and cumulative results, to a period preceding 1973. Reliable historians maintain that these relations go back to the advent and spread of Islam and Arabism in Africa. Another historical school contends that they go back even further than that.