February 4, 2009

United States of Africa?

Per the Sunday Nation of Kenya, "The African Union has made remarkable progress towards its grand goal of a single government for the continent." At their meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the gathering of heads of state discussed the idea of their "Grand plan" for 12 hours: a United States of Africa.

Early indications on Twitter showed Africans were skeptical about the idea.

@seunosewa (Nigeria): @nubiancounsel: a United States of Africa is impossible: first, we'll need united towns, united states, tribes, and countries. Not possible!

@mosilager (Lusaka, Zambia): @lrakoto the leaders of africa... they can't rule their countries properly and now they want to rule the whole continent!

@msfour, an American in Cairo per her bio, did not offer an opinion, but she made note of the news.

@msfour (Cairo, Egypt): qaddafi wants one africa with one passport and one military: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/world/africa/03africa.html?_r=1

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