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Africa urgently needs a shared identity for its $3trn free trade club to work, could music be a unifier?

Africa urgently needs a shared identity for its $3trn free trade club to work, could music be a unifier?

(This article first appeared on CNBCAfrica on 23 September 2019) By Mary-Jean Nleya Africa balkanised in 1884 – 1885 The balkanisation of African states is a colonial construct, yet it has become one of the most Africanised phenomena of contemporary Africa. During the wave of independence, a pan-Africanist movement swept over much of the continent with Julius Nyerere as its ardent proponent. However, the drawn lines of the Berlin Conference remained firm causing national identity to trump over a shared African identity. The recent [...]