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All African states are members of the African Union.

The United States of Africa is a hypothetical plan for a federation of some or all of the 55 sovereign states on the continent of Africa. The concept takes its origin from Marcus Garvey's 1924 poem "Hail, United States of Africa".

Key supporters of the plan were Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In February 2009, upon being elected chairman of the 53-nation African Union, Gaddafi told the assembled African leaders: "I shall continue to insist that our sovereign countries work to achieve the United States of Africa." After Gaddafi's death, Mugabe expressed interest.

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