As long as Afrika is still committed to holding onto the borders given to it by The Colonial Berlin Conference of 1884, more than it’s commitment to African trade and African integration as an important aspect of African economic liberation. We should quietly continue under the brace of western hegemony, white supremacy and colonialism because that is the choice we have made.
In 1956, Kwame Nkrumah the first Afrikan leader to liberate his country Ghana, wrote a brilliant strategy on how African countries could fight and liberate themselves from colonialism. This strategy was so successful that it saw the whole of Africa successfully liberating itself within a short period of 38 years. However this great strategist went on further to write another book that outlined that African liberation would not be complete until African countries had brought down their Berlin Conference borders, which were designed to limit their growth, and until Africans began to trade with each other to build economic scale and savings to industrialize and break the last leg of colonialism which is neo-colonialism.
What is interesting though is that even though African leaders had gained liberation by following Nkrumah’s liberation strategies, none of them were willing to follow the equally smart strategy to totally bring down colonialism by serving a fatal blow to neo-colonialism, why?
Until we are willing to form a supply cartel for our resources, until we are willing to open our boarders & trade amongst each other and until we create our own financial institutions, African currency, we will forever be plagued by the disadvantages inbuilt into the neo-colonial system to disadvantage Africa and to keep it uncompetitive.
Bon appetit Africa.