Frequent impediments to freedom of movement between African countries hamper internal market projects

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Plans to break down all barriers to the free movement of Africans across Africa are far from the truth. It is even easier for Americans than for Africans to move from one African border to another. Only 27% of African countries continent do not require visas for Africans, according to a new study on intra-African travel.

Jean-Guy, Deputy Director for Africa, Regional Coordination Department, African Development Bank, is one of the authors of the 2022 study. Visa on departure. ”

The best students are in Benin, Seychelles and Gambia, those are the only three countries on the continent that do not require visas for Africans.

The African Union’s plan to ease the movement of Africans across the continent by abolishing entry visas is progressing slowly.

According to the new 2022 report on African visas, presented in Mauritius at the African Economic Conference last weekend, only a few countries on the continent have not applied for visas from Africans.

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