Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Un-United Africa at African Union Summit?

Looks like the United States of Africa won't unite after all. As Muammar Gaddafi brought the matter up at the African Union Summit, held at Accra of Ghana, to be discussed or even hope for it to be voted upon, he can continue to dream about it till the cow comes home. Gaddafi has called for the immediate establishment of a single government, foreign policy and army. That's too much to ask for, isn't it?

Some of the feedback on the integrated idea:-
Uganda - backed economic integration but said Africa was too diverse for one government.

Senegal - backed the plans and said a breakaway group could be formed.

Kenya - expressed doubts.

Lesotho - expressed doubts.

Zimbabwe - unity was vital to make the continent truly independent of the West.

Ghana - the question of unifying Africa was not in doubt, but the key issue was how to attain it.

AU Commission - Africans needed to "take the bull by the horns and move towards a new country - Africa".

Reading: 'One everything for Africa?' - BBC News/Africa
Tags: Muammar Gaddafi, Gaddafi, African Union, AU Commission, United States of Africa, Africa, Accra, Ghana

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