If numbers were horses, Africa today would be riding high! Africa would be the strongest continent in the world, yet the reality is that ours is the poorest and weakest continent in the world. And our weakness is pathetic. Unity will not end our weakness, but until we unite, we cannot even begin to end that weakness.
So this is my plea to the new generation of African leaders and African peoples: work for unity with the firm conviction that without unity, there is no future for Africa. That is, of course, assuming that we still want to have a place under the sun. I reject the glorification of the nationstate we inherited from colonialism, and the artificial nations we are trying to forge from that inheritance. We are all Africans trying very hard to be Ghanaians or Tanzanians.
A new generation of self-respecting Africans should spit in the face of anybody who suggests that our continent should remain divided in the shame of (colonially designated borders), in order to satisfy the national pride of our former colonial masters. Africa must unite! That was the title of one of Kwame Nkrumah’s books. That call is more urgent today than ever before.’
— A plea by the late and honourable Julius Nyerere, rightfully the ‘Mwalimu’ (Teacher)
Like Nyerere, the generality of African citizens and many people of African descent in the disparate are all yearning for a United Africa, but that plea seems not to be in consistence with the desires of the African leadership.
If the Africa leaders truly represent the interest of the African people, why can’t they give us a United Africa?
Is there any greater POWER holding this agenda of a United Africa?
We want a United Africa!!!