DISCUSSION: Is President Gadaffi's "United States of Africa" a pipedream or simply a matter of time?
For decades, Libyan Leader, #Muammar Gaddafi has pushed for a #United States of Africa, something all of AU’s 53 states have said they agree in principle to although they can’t seem to agree on a timeline. Estimates for how long this will take vary from nine to 35 years.
Now that President Gadaffi has finally won the top seat at the #African Union, he is promising to accelerate his drive for a United States of Africa, saying that if there was not a majority opposed at the next summit in July, this would mean the idea was approved – somewhat discordant with the AU’s traditional way of making decisions by consensus. “I hope my term will be a time of serious work and not just words” he said at his inaugural but will he be able to overcome the reluctance of many #African nations especially with his not so favorable past?