This is an interesting write up. Thank you. I am planning a write up on the same topic next week. My take is on how to restructure the African boundaries we inherited from Europeans. We have talked a lot about how the so-called colonial masters lumped together dissimilar African tribes into the same country, thus creating troubles for us. Well, talk is for children, it is for adults to make the most of what life gives them. If life gives you lemon, make lemonade. We ought to redraw the boundaries we inherited and quit just talking about it, quit being powerless clowns who are always blaming other people for our problems rather than solving them. I am glad that some of us are thinking about our problems rather than merely grandstand and call each other put down names that make us feel superior when we feel inferior. Thanks for a good job.
That's it brother. Our problem did not start today and it's not ending soon because the colonial masters left behind a band of elites that continue to sustain their preferred status quo.
Just like Prof. Chinweizu said, we are all in a slave ship and there is nothing we can do about it. But we can do something-hijack the control of the ship from the current pilots and take the ship to the direction that's good for all.
Unfortunately, we have a band of leaders who wouldn't hear of things like sovereign national conference becuase they know that the status quo will be affected if all ethnic nationalities and peoples come together to decide on the way forward. Some of those leaders, especially those working for their pockets, will often be quick to label any one who talks about restructuring an ethnic champion and an unpatriotic fellow.
On the contrary what if black Africa is segmented into tribes and each tribe given a degree of autonomy. Since we have shown that our alliance lies primarily with tribal identity as opposed to national identity. And then have one super state with one army. And rights were guaranteed for every citizen regardless of where one resides. Just think how marvelous that Africa will be, how prosperous it will be .