Civil war = unity
I notice that Libya's Muammar Gaddafi has recently engaged in his favorite activity: put himself in the spotlight. The Libyan "Guide" has repeatedly demanded Africa unite immediately under a single government.
"My vision is to wake up the African leaders to unify our continent," he told an audience in Ghana. He gave a similar message during visits to Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire, as well as the African Union summit in Accra.
Civil society groups have also criticised the summit's single-item agenda, saying leaders are discussing a utopian ideal while ignoring urgent problems like violence in Sudan's western Darfur region and repression in Zimbabwe.
The call by the Libyan "Guide" was mind-boggling. Is this not the same Gaddafi who, not long ago, backed Charles Taylor's and Foday Sankoh's unimaginably brutal rebellions that destabilized most of West Africa?
I guess he has a different concept of unity than sane people.