please pardon my ignorance and correct me if I say something wrong Africa is a great continent with diverse cultures. I think we shouldn't disregard the difference between different African cultures and just call everyone African. I know some racist whites don't care, but the brothers and sisters should be very conscious on this issue. I agree that African nations and tribes and peoples should work together, but we shoould still celebrate their individual, unique cultures. Also, historically, there was no single African country/kingdom that united WHOLE Africa into one entity. Most of the time, the continent remained fractious with tribes fighting each other, even today. So I don't think "Pan-Africanism" will be very appealing to the peoples and countries in Africa. Just a thought.