ACCRA, July 4 (Reuters) – African leaders have agreed to speed up the economic and political integration of their continent to pursue the goal of a United States of Africa, but they gave themselves more time to study how to achieve it.
The decision was announced close to midnight on Tuesday after an African Union summit in the Ghanaian capital Accra.
It represented a compromise after three days of sometimes heated debate between a few leaders who wanted to set up a continental African government immediately, and others who favoured a more gradual, step-by-step approach.
“We emerge from the debate with a common vision in principle for the realisation of a union government,” Ghanaian President John Kufuor said in his summing up of the summit’s work.
Go Africa. I am very proud right now…Cautious, but proud.
I have also yet to see this on one major US media outlet as of yet. Why is that? If this isn’t “newsworthy” I don’t know what is…