5 historic times African countries attempted to merge but failed

Ismail Akwei May 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

May 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm | History

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

May 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm | History

Senegambia Confederation (1982-1989)

In 1982, Senegal and Gambia agreed to form the Senegambia Confederation to establish a cooperation between the two neighbours. Senegal was the most interested party as they feared national instability caused by uprisings in the Gambia.

An attempt to have a unified state in the 8 years of signing the agreement failed and Senegal dissolved the confederation in 1989 as the Gambia showed no interest. This 8-year union is one of the longest in Africa.

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