Visa Free Africa
Aspiration 2 of Agenda 2063 envisions “An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance” and Aspiration 5 envisions “An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics”
To achieve these aspirations of African’s seeing themselves as one people united under the ideals of pan-Africanism, the physical and invisible barriers that have prevented the integration of Africa’s people need to be removed.
The Agenda 2063 flagship project The African Passport and Free Movement of People aims to remove restrictions on Africans ability to travel, work and live within their own continent. The initiative aims at transforming Africa’s laws, which remain generally restrictive on movement of people despite political commitments to bring down borders with the view to promoting the issuance of visas by Member States to enhance free movement of all African citizens in all African countries.
The Free movement of persons in Africa is expected to deliver several key benefits including:
• Boosting intra-Africa trade, commerce and tourism;
• Facilitating labour mobility, intra-Africa knowledge and skills transfer
• Promoting pan-African identity, social integration and tourism;
• Improving trans-border infrastructure and shared development.
• Fostering a comprehensive approach to border management;
• Promoting rule of law, human rights, and public health
The Department of Political Affairs leads the AU’s integration efforts as regards the ability of Africans live and work within the continent and works with member states to identify opportunities to remove barriers to movement by Africans within Africa.
- January 20, 2022
December 23, 2021
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August 02, 2021
A handy reference guide that provides key information about the AU System.
March 22, 2021
Theme: ‘Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want’
February 16, 2021
"Levers for Building the Africa We Want"
- February 03, 2021
November 13, 2020
Youth Silencing the Guns Intergenerational Dialogues: Policy Report 2020
September 30, 2020
As of 21 September 2020
AU STATUTORY MEETINGS From 30 September to 22 October 2020
- July 13, 2020
- July 07, 2020
June 16, 2020
1. The AU needs adequate, reliable and predictable resources to implement its programmes so as to achieve its development and integration goals. Successive Summits of the AU have since 2015, taken financial reform decisions, to ensure there is sound and predictable finances to address the historical challenges the African Union has faced. These are;
June 10, 2020
This report is authored by the African Peer Review Mechanism, a specialised entity of the African Union, in collaboration with the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It is a bi-annual publication on developments and trends in the area of sovereign credit rating services by international rating agencies among African countries.
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