Monday, February 26, 2007

why african unity?

Are you sure the African union is very important?
“Adams pavilion” is a fine looking, architecturally quite attractive building around African union head quarter. This building is found at the round about to locally known as SAR BET. Inside the building you have “Kaldis coffee.” It is the cities hot coffee shop.
At this coffee shop I always encounter many African (Nigerian, Congolese, South African …Egyptian ...Kenyan...) Brothers and sisters. Excepting being black, I tried to examine if there really exist a bond that attached us together.
44 years ago thirty African head of states had a firm conviction on our unity, our ‘undeniable attachment’.
History inscribed what the “30 founding father “declared.
“African brother and sister die a little so that Algeria might become an independent state, so let us die all agree to die a little, or even completely, so that the people still under colonial domination may be freed and African unity may not a vain word.”
H.E Ahmed Ben Bella
President of republic of Algeria.

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“WE have all become aware of the need for African unity, and resolved to study the means of attaining it, in the political as much as in the economic field. The institution necessary for this unity will not be long in emerging. Africa will be transformed by it make unprecedented progress.”
His Majesty Nwambusta
King of Burundi
“Even more on the economic than the political level, African Unity will be our salvation. …the realisation that we are amongst the outcasts of what we call the developing, uncommitted nation is more than ever to bring home the need for us to be organized and united. “
H.E Ahmadou Ahidjo
President of the federal republic of Cameroon.

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