People all over the world are choosing self-determination as a means to escape the oppression, corruption and nepotism of centralised and unaccountable states.
Nigerian journalist, Lawrence Amaku, provides sound analysis of the South Sudan secession. He highlights the fact that many of Africa’s countries/states have been artificially formed. These unnatural unions which were forced upon Africa by colonial forces (see: Union of South Africa, 1910 [link to history]) has been the source of many an African conflict and has failed the citizens whom live within their borders.
There is strong evidence to support that self-determination could be one of the most positive steps forward for the development of African states and the upliftment of its diverse groups and people.