Преодоление раскола между севером и югом Африки

Покойный президент бывшего Заира Мобуту Сесе Секо однажды заявил, что страны Северной Африки, гордящиеся своими арабскими корнями, должны быть исключены из тогдашней Организации Африканского Единства. Правление Мобуту, конечно, было далеко не образцовым, но он не единственный в панафриканском движении, кто придерживался такого мнения. Антагонизм между черным населением стран Африки, расположенных к югу от Сахары, и жителями северной части континента остается реальностью, которая препятствует перспективе какого-либо союза между ними.

Причиной этого раскола является враждебность, сепаратизм и расизм со стороны жителей севера по отношению к жителям юга. Однако в нынешнюю эпоху политкорректности явный разрыв между севером и югом остается запретной темой.

Провозгласив Египет арабской республикой, президент Гамаль Абдель Насер фальсифицировал историю, стерев 3000 летнюю культуру, тесно переплетавшуюся с культурой черной Африки. Действительно, на протяжении почти трех веков с 950 до 663 годов до н.э. черные фараоны и царицы, как, например, Тии из «земли Куш» - сегодняшний черный Судан – правили Египтом. Что еще более абсурдно, когда американцы решили финансировать фильм о жизни Анвара Садата, египтяне выразили протест потому, что актер, выбранный на роль Садата, был черным.

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