Imagine a nation where all 54 African countries combines, both literally and figuratively, into one with a single passport, single-state flag, single currency and one unvanquishable army.
Let me give you a simplified illustration of what it would be like if we have an African Conglomerate:
With all African countries united, they will be no land boarders between African countries. Africans will be able to travel freely from one country or State to another without restriction or boarder control. This will ensure free trade between Africa countries. For example,a Kenyan🇰🇪 can travel freely to Ivory coast🇨🇮 to work or set up a business without going through the difficult paper work process of getting a resident permit.
An African Conglomerate will also promote tourism amongst Africans, we will not have to go through hours of filling Visa application forms, attending visa appointment at embassies and waiting for weeks or months to get a travel visa just because we want to go on a three day vacation to see the great Egyptian pyramids, the wildlife reserve at Kenya and Tanzania.
If 54 African countries merge together, the AC will have a population of 1.275 billion people and will make us the third most populous country in the world after China and India. With a total land area of 30,370,000 squared kilometers,the AC will be the largest country ever providing more exploration of natural resources for the betterment of the people.
Let’s talk about the economy. How would having a United States of Africa affect our economy. The AC will have a cumulative nominal gross domestic product ( GDP) of $10.16 trillion dollars, making it the second strongest economy after the United States of America 🇺🇸.
Based on fair and just considerations,we should choose the Pan African flag as the flag of AC. The Pan African flag is also known as the “Black liberation Flag”, it’s a tricolour flag consisting of 3 equal horizontal bands of RED, BLACK and GREEN;
1. The RED colour signifies “the blood shed by Africans who died for liberation”.
2. The BLACK colour represents black people.
3. The GREEN colour symbolises the growth and natural fertility of Africa.
Finally the AC with one passport. Currently all passport are either red, green, blue or black. Which colour may be chosen for our passport or we go out of the norm to choose a different colour? Enjoy answering this (smiles). A unified passport will make us rank higher in the global passport index cards because all African will be able to visit at least 54 countries Visa free. For example, currently with a Somalian passport, you can only travel to 38 countries visa free or with an e-visa. With a the passport of the AC, Somalians will be able to travel to at least 85 countries in the world, this is a huge difference.
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