Saturday, August 26, 2006

This unified Africa will come to be...

I have written for what I call Africa Federation with each African tribe (ethnic group) constituting a state and for there to be a central government. I estimate that there are about four hundred real tribes in Africa, (I have actually enumerated them in one of my writings) not dialects, as some count them to be. Take Nigeria, it is said to have 250 ethnic groups but actually it does not have more than 15 real tribes.... Yoruba, Igbo, Edo, Urobo, Efik, Ijaw, Tivi, Kanuri, Huasa (?), Fulani etc. In this light there are less than 400 African tribes, each of them constituting a state within an African federation with a constitution along the lines of that of the USA, say a president elected for six years (twos term limit), a legislature elected for five years (with six terms limit), a thirteen member Supreme Court (with a term limit of 20 years) and the rest of the government professional and bureaucratic, like anywhere else in the world. This unified Africa will come to be. That is what we at Africa Institute Seattle work for. I am glad that your group also aims at a similar goal for Africa. Let us keep exchanging information.

Thank you.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji,PhD
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