Africans, especially the youth have for so long yearned for a united Africa.
African Unity does not necessarily mean ‘an Africa operating under a single unit government’. A United Africa is far beyond having a single central government to run the continent.
Having the knowledge that we are one people with a common destiny, and as such, the progress or otherwise of one African nation is for all of us; unlearning the self-hate syndrome that has been forced into all of us, and replacing that with a deep love for ourselves and for one another; and developing interests in, and becoming more aware of what is happening within Africa, more than what is happening outside the continent mean more to Africa’s unity than the existence of a central government.
If I am from South Africa and I have no tears or heavy heart for the exploitation and inhuman treatment happening in DR Congo, then, that is not a United Africa!
If I am from Ghana and I have negative envy against the ongoing progress in Rwanda, and I wish that it should only be my country that dominates the positive headlines in Africa, then that is not a United Africa!
If I am from Ethiopia and I know nothing about the happenings in South Sudan but know everything ongoing in the US and in the UK, then that is not a United Africa!
African unity must start from somewhere and it must starts with us!
Happily, a new dawn of awakening is here in Africa. We are more and more finding our identity, working with one another for the common good of our continent. More than ever, Africans are coming together in love and in unity.
You can join the movement to promote a united Africa by not promoting hate against one African country, by wishing the best for your sister African country, by being happy to hear positive news from other African countries.
Yes, a United State of Africa is about the People not their leaders.
– My name is Kwadwo Agyei Yeboah, you can always connect with me on Facebook to talk about Africa