Africa has different economic blocs such as the east Africa economic bloc, Economic Community Of West African States etc. which were formed for the best interests of those regions. However, most of these economic blocs have no powers over the countries in the regions and the only economic bloc has has been seen to make a move is the east African community bloc. The bigger bloc for all Africans which was formed more than a decade ago is also struggling to unite the whole of Africa. Why does it seem so hard to unite the African continent?