East African Federation (3/9)

East African Federation
East African Federation


This is a proposed political union between the seven member states of the East African community. The member states of this potential new country would be Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Recently, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo also expressed an interest in this union. The union makes sense and has great potential for the first five countries, but south Sudan is a problematic territory with border disputes and recent independence from the north. It might add unnecessary trouble to this new nation. The democratic republic of the Congo might be a good addition, especially because it would unite both African coasts, something that has never been done since the British Empire. The Portuguese attempted to unite Angola and Mozambique, but the British refused it. The idea of this federation has existed since the early 1960s. In 2022, the institutions needed for its functioning are already in place, and representatives from all related nations have been working together toward the goal of unification.

“EAF - no borders (orthographic projection)” By M.Bitton - Own work (CC BY-SA 4.0) via Commons Wikimedia

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