Who knew? May 25th marks Africa Day. Some countries like Ghana even celebrate the day as a public holiday. The African Union is 47 today. If you ask me, I think the organization has been as effective as a parachute that deploys on the second bounce. For the longest time conflicts and disastrous leadership have plagued the Continent without much intervention from the Union (which largely remains to be nothing but an autocrats’ club).
In the spirit of the day though here is a more sanguine view of things.
Happy Africa Day!
Pan-Africanism may still be infeasible but the dream lives on. Kudos to Nyerere, Kenyatta, Nkrumah and all the other members of the Continental Pantheon who dreamed of uniting all the peoples of the Continent into one political community.