AFRICAN INTEGRATION 2
The African Integration
Integration is not a new subject in history, but it is the path that many countries have
followed to be what they are today. For instance, China has remained unified throughout its
history while the United States which is currently considered a superpower was initially a
collection of loosely connected nations upon gaining independence from Britain. Therefore,
when the idea of creating a United States of Africa get raised, this subject cannot be easily
discarded. This paper will examine the credibility behind the issue of making Africa a single
country that is governed by one constitution.
One of the primary reasons why unified Africa would be plausible is because such an
action ensures that all countries have access to resources thereby bringing up the most
impoverished nations. A majority of these countries gained independence over the last century,
and their standard of living is the lowest across the globe since they have not entirely stabilized
(Harsch, 2012). Most of these challenges are usually attributed to the colonial legacy which did
not promote them economically. However, if these countries come together, they can be able to
enhance their productivity by utilizing the natural resources that they have (Harsch, 2012).
Africa is known to be rich in valuable resources such as minerals, and these can be used to
promote economic development especially in those regions that are lagging behind.
Also, unification of the African countries can play a critical role in enhancing peace and
stability among the war-torn nations. Most of the violence-related issues that are witnessed in
some of the African countries relate to religious and border conflicts. For instance, Kenya and
Uganda have engaged in persistent disputes along their borders in a region known as Migingo,
but if all these nations come together, citizens will be able to live in harmony (Armstrong, 2013).
The block can use a historical scenario between India and Pakistan as a case study whereby in