"Ehh.. it's like saying there are no Belgians, Swiss or Canadians. Why is it that people tend to think national states based on one dominant ethnic group is the ideal?
And yes, in Europe there are plenty of native ethnic minorities as well. "
I don't believe that's what I said. Please try to read what I say instead of inferring.
What I said is that in Africa, there are MORE native ethnic minorities and they are not all minorities - some countries have 4 or 5 equally populous ethnic groups. Most European states are based on one dominant ethnic group and that is why it is easier for them to feel pride. I did not say there are no Belgians, Swiss or Canadians. But I can guarantee that not all Belgians feel Belgian. I can guarantee that I, as a Scot, do not feel even 1% British.
National states based on one dominant ethnic group may not be the ideal, but it's generally how states are formed. People with similar cultures and languages join together and form a state. Most independence movements in the world today are based on ethnicity or language. What I am saying is that Africans didn't get the chance to do this naturally, so it's unfair to compare their 'national pride' with that of Europeans. It's a completely different situation.