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The 21st century is the century of Africa’s unification

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In this interview, Samia Nkrumah, daughter of the father of Ghana’s independence, calls for the political unification of Africa. The political unity of Africa is a prerequisite to facilitating its economic integration. She explains, “The majority of our people are suffering. People vote every three years, but nothing concrete changes. This must make us realise that there has to be another solution. You see that democracy alone is not enough, because our economies are very small. We are not viable [alone]. Why don’t we look at that original solution, the one we have never truly tried: unification. It could solve our economic problems. We were not made to be small countries. Are we the ones who drew these economic boundaries? No !” Samia Nkrumah continues in the interview, “If the 20th century was the century of independence, the 21st century must be the century of Africa’s unification.”

 

Read the interview (French)