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African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by orlaryhincah(m): 5:27am On Jul 03, 2016


On June 13, two weeks before the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the African Union announced a new “single African passport.” The lead-up discussion was much like the original debate on the European Economic Community, the E.U.’s predecessor. African passport proponents say it will boost the continent’s socioeconomic development because it will reduce trade barriers and allow people, ideas, goods, services and capital to flow more freely across borders.

But now the A.U. faces the challenge of making sure the “e-Passport” lives up to its potential and doesn’t fulfill detractors’ fears of heightened terrorism, smuggling and illegal immigration.

The e-Passport is an electronic document that permits any A.U. passport holder to enter any of the 54 A.U. member states, without requiring a visa. It will be unveiled this month during the next A.U. Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Initially, the e-Passport will only be available to A.U. heads of state, foreign ministers and permanent representatives based in the A.U.’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, . The plan is to roll it out to all A.U. citizens by 2018.

The electronic passport initiative grows out of the A.U.’s Agenda 2063, a plan to mobilize Africa’s vast resources to strengthen the region’s self-reliance, global economic power and solidarity.

Its Importance:

The e-Passport is a step toward eliminating borders on the continent, aiming to enable deeper integration, increased trade and further development. Just as important, the passport is a powerful symbol of unity across Africa and simultaneously a step toward connecting African countries economically and politically.

An A.U. passport represents the latest effort to create a common market spanning the continent, much like that in the E.U. Such efforts date back to 1963 with the creation of the Organization of African Unity. Pan-Africanists celebrating the demise of the colonial state and hailing a United States of Africa designed the O.A.U. to unite Africans and dissolve the borders between them.


Essentially, the O.A.U. sought to raise living standards by supporting leaders of anti-colonial struggles in their roles as heads of new states. In its quest to make the transition to independence as smooth as possible, the organization at times defended national sovereignty to a fault. For example, the decision to respect arbitrary colonial borders had far-reaching consequences, including numerous identity-based conflicts.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by kunlesufyan(m): 5:39am On Jul 03, 2016
This idea is welcomed!

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by kunlesufyan(m): 5:40am On Jul 03, 2016
This idea is welcomed! The bad part is people would explore this avenue to perpetrate evil...

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Nobody: 5:43am On Jul 03, 2016
Am getting one as soon as it's available.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Ikem11(m): 6:32am On Jul 03, 2016
welcome thinking development

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by orlaryhincah(m): 6:55am On Jul 03, 2016
lalasticlala happy sunday
Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Oblitz(m): 7:50am On Jul 03, 2016
Nigrexit loading grin

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by emyibe(m): 7:50am On Jul 03, 2016
story for the Gods. Dead on arrival.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Kexorcist(m): 11:39am On Jul 03, 2016
I like this idea, but how will it work out when you go abroad? Also, how long until some idiot takes a pic of it and says, "I told you Africa was a country." XD

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Sunnycliff(m): 5:33pm On Jul 03, 2016
Getting the stage set for international integration and the coming of antichrist!

#endtimeindeed

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Sunofgod(m): 5:34pm On Jul 03, 2016
naija no dey any nwo union...
Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by shadrach77: 5:35pm On Jul 03, 2016
End time tinz!

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Nobody: 5:36pm On Jul 03, 2016
matters arising...

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by sakaguchi(m): 5:37pm On Jul 03, 2016
I doubt if Nigeria needs a union to belong. I was even hoping we pull out of ECOWAS. What can I say? It is not as if we can even secure our borders. There are more NIGERIENs leaving at angwan dere gwagwalada Abuja than there are NIGERIANs.
What is the benefit?
This people don't pay tax.
Most are criminals, stealing from people who buy them the bike the ride or stealing the bike of other riders.
Which is more, they get to vote as if they are Nigerians.
Some even enjoy more benefit in Nigeria than other NIGERIANs.
I tell you with how things are going, a Nigerien will rule Nigeria before a Gwari and this is sad.
What is the benefit of the free movement of ECOWAS to Nigeria
Let's answer this before opening our borders to Somalis and more Nigeriens.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by aminho(m): 5:37pm On Jul 03, 2016
Nice one waiting for ours
Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Ayomel(m): 5:40pm On Jul 03, 2016
Hahaha. Is this the next step or the next thing to do or this is the only thing our leaders can think of? Out of all the problems we are facing in African.
We are finished

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Ucheosefoh(m): 5:40pm On Jul 03, 2016
That means our guys go de enter south anyhow

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Weedcrusher: 5:40pm On Jul 03, 2016
Only if it's used for good course

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by potolistic(m): 5:41pm On Jul 03, 2016
Welcome news for yahoo boys.... Easy way 2 enter any African country in the A.U and scam anybody scamable

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by montezz(f): 5:41pm On Jul 03, 2016
Let's wait and see...
Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by CHANNELStv2020: 5:41pm On Jul 03, 2016
NICE ONE BUT NA SOUTH AFRICA GO HEAR AM.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Chimarto(f): 5:42pm On Jul 03, 2016
South Africa will not like this grin

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by themosthigh: 5:42pm On Jul 03, 2016
Lol

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by 2000otega(m): 5:43pm On Jul 03, 2016
that is my dream don come though to travel to south Africa come .

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by saintdennis(m): 5:44pm On Jul 03, 2016
How many African countries actually have anything worth travelling there for?

Besides Tanzania no dey deny person visa lol


On a more serious note this isn't a good idea, most African countries are poor, ruled by dictators and whatever, they have no real trade or economic benefits.

I don't need Zimbabweans trekking to naija lols

Abeg #NaijaWalkOut loading.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by musicwriter(m): 5:44pm On Jul 03, 2016
It's a good idea. But, I wish we had developed to a point where African nations can trade among itselves without needing anything from China and the west. The passport would've been extremely useful in such a situation.

If we were manufacturing nations, we can even cut-off the rest of the world and trade among ourselves.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Nobody: 5:44pm On Jul 03, 2016
cool

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by lordkhalifa(m): 5:45pm On Jul 03, 2016
Abeg make I go book my flight ticket to south africa or angola cheesy grin cheesy

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by bright007(f): 5:46pm On Jul 03, 2016
Hmm...good move.... but they also know it will promote fluid movement of terrorist like boko haram as well as increase movement of drugs by our brothers in the east.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by Adekorya: 5:46pm On Jul 03, 2016
What about foreigners coming in to take the job the real citizens can benefit from?
Because that's why UK voted to exit EU.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by calcal: 5:47pm On Jul 03, 2016
Joke of the year! I dey laugh.

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Re: African Union Launches An All-africa Passport, To Be Fully Active By 2018 by sammyj: 5:48pm On Jul 03, 2016
Where is the passport tongue

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