Towards a Borderless Africa?

The vision of a united Africa and the rejection of the arbitrary borders created by European colonial powers have for decades been at the heart of pan-African endeavours. Achieving the free movement of persons on the continent was a key aim of the 1991 Abuja Treaty, which established the African Economic Community (AEC). And in the ensuing decades, this goal was underscored in agreements on African economic integration and in the African Union (AU)’s Agenda 2063. In January 2018, the member states of the AU finally agreed on the Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community  Relating to Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Right of Establishment.

Full titleTowards a Borderless Africa? Regional Organisations and Free Movement of Persons in West and North-East Africa
PublisherGerman Development Institute
Media typeUnspecified
Topics Migration Routes & Transport
Regions East & Horn of Africa, West Africa

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