I guess the questions I would have after watching the video and reading the article is:
- Will the EAF become a single country within a similar structure as the United states?
- Or will the individual countries mentioned that will become part of this new proposed federation still maintain their sovereignty?
I remember a similar proposal offered by Momar Gaddafi in the form of the African Union, that had a lot of the same characteristics such as introducing its own governing body, its own currency, and advocating control of its own resources. On the latter Gaddafi wanted to use gold as a way to by-pass the "petrol-dollar and well we all know how that ended up. I am not saying that this is the same situation but only asking how their approach to this would be different. My fear is that throughout time another federation is another way to consolidate power and have more control much in how some view the EU today.
I like this idea provided that a frame work can assure everyone involved is putting forth the idea for raising better prosperity for all. Better Healthcare, better schools, better trade and economic opportunities, better infrastructure and a system that provides fairness, and transparency. The more African nations seize their own resources and stop the infiltration of foreign countries who seek to rob them of what belongs to them in exchange for building infrastructures such as what China has done, the sooner they can start addressing their own challenges that threatens their own survival and reclaim what is theirs.
IMO the best solution to addressing the current migrant crisis seen in Europe and the United States, is fostering a narrative of encouraging more development and investment in the countries in which migrants come from. Naturally if the people who come from these places see Africa rising along the lines of economic prosperity (the same can be said of South American countries) the movement of returning home would happen naturally and thus also limit conflicts we see in its current manifestation!