By AI HORIO, Editor in Chief
African Union elected President Muammar el-Qaddafi of
, its one year term Chairman on Feb.2. However, it looks like among 53-member body, some countries haven’t endorsed the election. Libya
Colonel Qaddafi has a long held dream of transforming Africa into a unified state, mirroring the idea of the
United States. He has repeatedly proposed immediate unity and the establishment of a single currency, army and passport for the entire continent.
Although Colonel Qaddafi’s strong passion for pan-African vision is shared by some member countries like
, most of the countries and realistic approach. Senegal , the block’s economic powerhouse regards the idea as impractical. South Africa
Union has some urgent issues to tackle with. They are: 1)to improve human rights and security, 2) to ensure food security, and 3)to deal with global warming.
Among other things, human security is a first priority.-->They cannot leave the issue unsettled in Darfur region of
Colonel Qaddafi pledged to bring up the issue of the
United States of Africa for a vote at the next AU summit in July, But, as long as the present human tragedies prevail in the region, how many member states will share Colonel Qaddafi’s dream?