I had one of those blond conversations with an undisclosed individual online. He asked where I was from, I told him Kenya. To which he replied, “That’s a huge city in Africa isn’t it?” I closed the chat window; I had better things to do with my life, like count the number of blades of grass in the lawn outside the office. Now, I could have left him with a significant portion of my mind, but I decided not to. After all, we have fought enough to remind the world that Africa is, in fact, not a country, but a continent. If one retard can’t figure it out that just means he’s stupid. It shouldn’t be a cause for thought.
Yet, it was.
I’ve written before about the Chinese taking over the world. You can attribute this to many things but the fact remains that there are 1.3 billion of those buggers. India, also a very strong emerging economy, has a population of 1.2 billion people. The USA has 313 million people, and Africa – as a whole- harbors about 1 billion people.
With such a large market, one would wonder why you would want to split it up. Economic power is everything and every single large company would want to set up business in a market that can offer 1 billion people, especially people whose purchasing power is growing every single day.
And that’s not the only perk. If Africa consolidated our resources, we would control most major trades. Nigeria, Angola, South Sudan et cetera could provide oil. Kenya, Egypt etcetera could control a lot of Agricultural goods. Tanzania, Malawi could handle natural gas. Tunisia and Morocco could manufacture. South Africa could provide a rugby team, and their accent.
Furthermore our currency would be crazy strong; it even sounds cool – the African Dollar. Now, of course naysayers will go on to talk about the debt crisis that happened with the Eurozone and all. Well, Japan sits comfortably with a debt to GDP ratio of 208%. If my memory serves me right Spain got to about 150% and called it quits. So you never know what could’ve happened.
And, when you think about it, the entire world thinks that Africa is a country anyway, so integrating the idea into people’s minds wouldn’t be a problem. We could keep the countries as states with their individual heads then have one federal government at the centre of it all.
Now I know I’ve been a bit ludicrous here, with jailbirds for teachers and such; but I think I’ve struck gold with this one. In fact, the only problem I see is picking a national language. Swahili is then most spoken language on the continent but, since the idea was mine, and I’m Kenyan; this may be seen as a dictatorship. So I suggest Xhosa. Then, for integration purposes, I suggest it be spoken with a West African accent.