Africa : Why The African Union Should Be Dismantled And Buried With Gaddafi

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    Because they want to solve the severe socioeconomic and political underdevelopment of Africa, Pan Africanists have proposed and implemented a continental union that encompasses the whole continent of Africa. From Nkrumah’s call for the total unification of Africa to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU), Africa has differed from South America’s and Asia’s regional functional integration by its unquenchable thirst for and commitment to an All-Africa union. In the view of Pan Africanists, the development of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is inseparable from that of North Africa. This is not and should not be the case, because SSA socioeconomic outcomes and their causes diverge organically from those of North Africa. As the institutional symbol of this pan-African view, the AU should be dismantled. SSA should be allowed to reconstitute itself, without North Africa, into a self-sustaining, organically integrated Unifederation that can finally address and solve its predicament. Gaddafi’s demise allows SSA to attend to this reconstitution ...


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