A recent record of African Union (AU) discovered that Africans can travel only 22% of different African international sites without visas.
Seychelles is the only nation which allows visa-free travel to Africans and other nations.
It is a debatable topic as to provide visa requirements for all African citizens by 2018 is an essential part of EU ‘vision and roadmap for the next 50 years’. All members’ states adopted this roadmap in 2013.
Till now, Seychelles is the only nation which allows visa-free travel to all Africans and citizens of every nation.
The aim of AU is the borderless continent where its 1.2 billion residents can freely travel like the European Union. However, there are many obstacles in the way.
Policymakers from Cape to Cairo have always insisted free movement of people to further promote economic transformation. However, this finding showed the racist attitude of some of Africa’s wealthier nations.
South African travel blogger, Katchie Nzama has toured 35 of 55 countries in Africa. He said: “Our leaders seem to go to ridiculous lengths to preserve and protect the colonial borders”.
From charges of an arbitrary $200 (£155) for a visa on reaching Burkina Faso to Tanzania’s arrest and deporting of allegedly entered East Africans, intra-African travel is also full of danger and suspicion. People of only 15 African nations can travel to South Africa without the visa.
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