Similar to the theme of last week, we are exploring the unity that Africa attempts to find in the face of neo-colonization. The ghosts of European exploitation of the continent still haunt Africa, and one of the ways that African countries have attempted to deal with this issue is through political unions. Similar to the European Union, Africa has multiple organizations that preach unity across the continent.
This is not to say that all issues between countries in Africa are dealt with easily; on the contrary, there is currently a disturbing amount of political fracturing. Even so, the seeds of a stable Africa have been planted through these unions. It is a testament to the strength of the continent that Angola is celebrating its 40th year in the OAU. Now the issue moves away from stating unity amongst Africans, and more towards acting upon that unity for the benefit of all who live on the continent. Though this is a feat that will most likely take decades at least, it is a cause that Africa surely supports.
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