Former Mozambican President and Pan-Africanist Field Marshall Samora Machel once said
“International solidarity is not an act of Charity: it is an act of Unity between Allies fighting on different terrains towards the same objective. The foremost of these objectives is to Aid the Development of Humanity to the highest level possible.”
For far too long Africa has grappled with underdevelopment and civil strife on the continent. The formation of many regional blocs is to Aid the continent shake off the shackles of Poverty and Diseases, Wars and Silencing the Guns on the continent. The decisions we make should always reflect our commitment to bettering our continent.
Time to act is now.