Political scientists and sociologists have undertaken most of the research and writing on national integration. Their efforts have successfully established the complexity, dimensions, problems and prospects of the construct. Also, they have been indispensable in outlining the difficulties associated with the quest for national unity and cohesion in African countries. However, they have generally not included the conceptualization of Africa's national integration difficulties as a communication problem. This is the void this book attempts to fill. Its central argument is that communication research and planning can no longer be ignored in national integration strategic thinking in Africa. This argument is presented through an interpolation of a review of existing integration theories and strategies, with a discussion of how communication is applicable to each dimension of the construct.