Tanzania historians launch book in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA:  After making a great success in Tanzania as well as in Kenya, namely at the Universities of Iringa and Kenyatta respectively, a book by two Tanzanian Historians entitled: ‘Hurdles and Prospects of African Integration: The Question of Western Sahara’ edited and published by APE (African Proper Education Network) was inaugurated on 11th June, 2024 at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Its launch has seen the participation of a huge number of Johannesburg University academicians and historians, especially experts from the Departments of History and Social Sciences.

The event was marked by the presence of different Media Houses due to the nature of the topics, which concerned South Africans in particular and world communities in general.

During their presentations, the two Tanzanian Historians, Chuhila Maxmillian and James Zotto ran the attendants on a historical background of the question of Sahara, pointing out that there are a historical link between the Moroccan sultans and the Saharaoui tribes, according to the historical archives on, which they depended on during their visit to Saharan provinces of Layoune and Dakhala   two cities situated in the Southern part of Morocco.

During the meeting called for a collective Africa integration in the region, the participants argued that Moroccans themselves are able to find a solution to their internal issues in the area, since the Separatism and Separation do not defend the interests of Africa as unified continent in terms of culture and customs as well as in its ethnic and linguistic diversity.

According to them, unity and integration are the soft arms to face any outside threat.

Their presentations demonstrated that the Sahara region has seen a socio-economic development as a result of the efforts of the Moroccan government, especially with the good intention and will of the Moroccan King Mohammed VI, who has kept deploying boundless material and moral efforts to see into it that the area flourishes in development and investments.

At the end, the two historians called for an effective and constructive dialogue between Moroccans  based on common interests in order to put an end to this long- term conflict taking into consideration the efforts made by the United Nations and the African Union to end this historical dispute.

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