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Kwame Nkrumah once said ‘Africa must unite or perish!’ Without genuine African unity, our continent will remain at the mercy of imperialist domination and exploitation. Below are 10 simple, yet profound, reasons why Africa must unite under a socialist economic system.
James M Eastman says
Excellent outline. Many salient points bringing focus to inherent and fundamental weaknesses.
Andrea Diaz says
Until Africa can come together and purge the Europeans from their soil, they will never unite. Africa must come together to form statehoods and/or sister countries that recognize they are connected (even if this means foregoing a continental language). After the “expulsion” of ALL foreign entities is must remain “free” of outside influence for at least 50 years or a generation of people to rebuild and reshape its identity. During this period all European (or Western) influence should erased and replaced with a Pan-African Governement, Education, Legal, Medical, and Religious system. Everything will have to be Africanized. The only people to be accepted should be ex-patriots and other people from the African diaspora. No leader should be allowed who is not of African descent.
Dear Andrea Diaz,
While your general views are understandable and on point, other aspects of your stated opinions are incorrect, contrary, and actually inimical to the true African personality. One thing you seem not to appreciate is the fact that no society has arisen on the planet that has not learnt from, borrowed from, or built upon the achievements and culture of other peoples. Therefore, in spite of the atrocities inflicted upon the great African peoples, the true spirit of the African Personality, as propounded by its propagator, the great Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, repudiates any and all forms of discriminatory prejudice, including racism. On that basis, individually-speaking, there are many Caucasians, Asians, as well as Africans in the diaspora, who would be welcome in the new united Africa. Think of the many individuals from those area who have actually, in their own way, benefited Africa; and then think of the many other diasporic Africans who have actually hurt Africa, like the Black U.S. Ambassador complicit in the illegal overthrow of Nkrumah’s government in February of 1966.
Oppong Richard says
Unless Africa unite, success will be our weakness without coming together as a whole people
We are very blind to many things and we are not willing to unite , yeah that is true Africa must start planing wisely and stop fighting against ourselves. The true fact we don’t see ourselves as one people living in one continent.
P. E. Mann says
Some good points were made. However, misconceptions regarding the use of socialism and a single currency are evidence that the author really does not understand the truly radical potential of the African State.
Socialism a destructive construct that has nit provided advancement or relief for any nation that has foolishly implemented it. Secondly, a singalized currency would in effect cause developmental imbalance and would be unnecessary. A French economist once said that the ignorance if money will lead to the end of civilization. In this case it would quickly kill off any potential gains of the African State. New forms of currency must be adapted. This firms must be different then the dingle centralized banking model that currently dominates the planet.
That in my humble opinion lack of insight regarding these two issues are the real threat to this movement.
Mupenzi Claude says
Thanks for the number of ideas, I wish Africa would unite into one Nation!, how would it look like! The problem with the idear is that it’s very big and it can’t be passed out due to very many obstacles against it most especially when organised by a single brain. Africans must come together to fulfil this big dream. We all understand that white countries, our unity is their disaster,but we should all stick on the great dream. United We shall stand Divided We shall fall. Congs to my motherland Africa.
How can we make this happen? Off course we can! The beginning is always the hardest tho… Africa must unite!
Future Osagyefo Osagie B.O. says
Malema of South Africa has already started something with regards to this. Although it’s not a perfect solution but it is good and workable start. Although i am of the opinion that we can’t have a USA (united states of Africa) but a USSSA (United States of Sub Saharan Africa). Sub Saharan countries can start political movements like the South Africa’s EFF party. We might not make Swahili our common language. We can use the curses/blessings (English & French) given us by our European friends to our advantage. We also don’t have to have a singular economic entity look at china they practice communism with Chinese characteristics. We can have our communal system spiced up with certain economic priority zones.
Dear fellows African.
in advance to thanks you all for your activeness and awareness to our Revolutionary journey.even colonialism wasn’t done within one year it took time to not even fully colonize Africa.so we must Wake up and unite both Economically,Politically and Socially ,having our own way of Culture and including language.
Personally I want to lead and Become the President of the REVOLUTIONARY PARTY OF AFRICA.note that,God help me.
Silas Anguche says
China is a practical model of rags to riches that Africa can walk in their footsteps with sobriety. Otherwise you cannot trust a betting company to give you winning odds
Afrikan Danny says
I think it would be great for Africa as a continent to Unite and actually Unite into one country with Intercontinental Self Sustainability. I’m not too sure about Africa as a continent but most likely Sub-Saharan Africa.
But first in order for the African continent to Unite and Unite into a country the African people must first unite them selves. It seems difficult but it is a possibility once we find unity among Africans as people with each and every African coming together as one!
An end must be put to civil unrest and Tribialism which is the modern Massacare among African people and that itself creates division among the African people. It will take years before something like that comes to end but I do believe it can come to an end if Africans re create their nationality to be one African people.
It will also take the re creation of African values and culture such as politics, language, currency and education. I think Africa should create its own Political Standards, its own national currency and the national language can be Swahili while English can be secondary for trade outside and within the continent.
And most of all Africa must create of its own that Africans can call their own such as things being created and built in Africa. Industrialization and manufacturing along with Agriculture will become a necessity if the Continent is going to depend on it’s own for self sustainability.
And most of all lastly Africa needs to Unite to completely Lockout any foreign entity or country from coming into the continent.
Tarekegn Melese (Dr.) says
How can Africa unite when Ethiopians are not even united. There are traitors in every society and the WEST uses these traitors like TPLF (Tigray People`s Liberation Front) to distabilize countries so that to loot not only material but also human resources. How many trained Ethiopians, Ghanians, Nigerians serve the WEST while their service is badly needed by their people in their country of Origin. If they were united, the 14 former French colonies would have not been paid millions to France every year.
Gugu Mbokazi says
What an interesting read. I truly believe the ideas are great. Some may need revising and some may need to be adopted as they are while others may need to be discarded. If I am reading this for the first time ( in October 2021) and it is so paramount, then we have to question our education system, our curriculum and the NEWS we are fed (Malcom X once said, “The most powerful people in the world are the media owners”). Back to the UNITED AFRICA. It took the Berlin conference of 1884 – 1885, with the exclusion of AFRICAN LEADERS, to plan how to demarcate and divide AFRICA by the EUROPIAN heads of state to benefit themselves. With this knowledge, what are AFRICAN heads of state doing to RIGHT that WRONG. It took a young man (Cecil John Rhodes) to determine the allocation of land in South Africa which resulted in the NATIVES only allocated less than 15% of the total land of South Africa. Being a South African, I am always bombarded with news of FOREIGNERS that are taking up our jobs and our livelihoods. What I have found offensive in these reports is that when they are saying FOREIGNERS, they are referring to fellow AFRICANS (Zimbabweans, Nigerians, Mozambican, etc., ) and nobody has a PROBLEM with all the EUROPEANS, CHINESE, “AMERICANS” AUSTRALIANS, etc. whom have been looting all the major resources of Africa for centuries. As I am writing this note, The SOUTH AFRICAN TRUCK DRIVERS are on strike because they are led to believe that FOREIGN NATIONAL, fellow AFRICANS, are taking their jobs. TRULY OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM NEEDS TO REACH US BETTER. OUR JOUIRNALISTS need to account for what they report.
Malusi Hlengwa(SA) says
This is a truely good idea.
Africa’s biggest problem is the politcians. Should a certain political party get into power, they do not want to relinquish power. That, leads to all these civil wars we have on our land. I beg to differ, most of all these civil wars, are not ethnic. Political parties create them.
Africa’s other problem, is corruption.
Corruption is so severe in Africa, it has trickled to almost every government’s employee. For example, our police do not mind taking a bribe than arresting a criminal.
I concur, should would we have our State, there would be more job opportunities
I think that a United Sub Saharan Africa is more practical and more likely than a United African continent. In fact with all the ten points mentioned, Sub Saharan Africa has to unite, it’s an absolute must IMO because with all the problems that will be solved with unification, we also have all the cultural reasons to do so. Contrary to what most outsiders say about us Africans being diverse and what not, I feel that Africans, especially young Africans feel more African than we do as our individual countries.