The African continent circulates on the idea that unity is what anchors human diversity. The Union has said that the continent could soon become border less with the introduction of an African passport as part of the bloc’s 2063 Agenda. So far, two countries Rwanda and Mauritius, are currently working on implementing it. One of the ideas being this is to make it easier for African travel within the continent and to conduct business. The electronic passports will permit any African Union passport holder to travel to any of the 54 African Union member states. This launch should be considered a positive step for the continent because primarily, it brings unity within the continent. People will not have to carry a visa to gain access to other African states. This also may help Africans in the future to get jobs across borders and relocate to different parts of the continent for economic purposes or better living opportunities. But most importantly, people won’t feel the urge to risk their lives crossing the Saharah Desert to get to nearby continents. Continents are doing far better socially and economically.
Of course to every pros there’s a con. The con in this is the fact that there are so many different languages that is spoken within all the states. Therefore, adapting to various cultured traditions will not be easy. From being able to communicate with one another, to economic abilities with different currency. Also, the level and knowledge of technology in each state varies. Another challenge that may present itself is the issue of citizenship and dual citizenship. But the positive opportunities override the challenges and will end up working out for the better of the union.
Written by: Cynthia L., Staff Writer, Modern Domestic