It has been more than fifty years since the lofty ideal of a United States of Africa was floated. FRANCE 24 looks at how this dream has panned out.
It was the stuff of dreams, hatched just as Africa was beginning to come out of the shadows of its colonial past. The concept of a United States of Africa conjured up hopes of an awakening continent. Reality, though, got in the way, hampering lofty ideals.
Date created : 2010-02-22