An integrated Africa: Ambitious, doable but hijacked

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Africans and African diaspora across the world commemorated Africa Day on May 25, 2022. The day truly serves to integrate the diverse continent into one identity. This year bears extra importance as it is also the 20th anniversary of the African Union (AU). The theme for this year was "Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent". Yet, the celebration was tarnished by rising food prices as a result of Covid-19, climate-induced drought in parts of Africa, and the Ukraine crisis, according to Hindustan Times. According to an article by Hindustan Times published on June 17, 2022, Africa Day is to commemorate May 25, 1963, when 30 independent African leaders signed the founding charter of the OAU (Organization of African Unity). Later to give more impetus to the organisation, many new areas were added and it was transformed into African Union (AU). Yearly, the AU decides a theme for the day based on the common challenges for the continent. This year’s theme underpins the importance of food and nutrition security across the continent, particularly in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis. The UN adds that greater African unity has long been a cherished but elusive goal. There

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