Borderless Africa

Borderless Africa Convening 

Lusaka, Zambia  23 – 25 May, 2024

Campaign Objectives

  • Abolish visa requirements for intra African travel
  •  Ratify and implement the AU protocol on free movement
  • Mass roll out of the common African passport
  • Give visibility to the linkage between Africans on the continent and global Africa
  • Promote trade among Africans

Key campaign activities

People’s petition for free movement 

On 20th February, 2023  in a virtual ceremony, the people’s petition for free movement was officially launched by great champions of free movement including Samia Nkrumah, daughter of Kwame Nkrumah and President of the Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre, Ambassador Salah Siddig Hammad, Head of the African Governance Architecture at the African Union Commission. 

The petition is both online and offline. Over 20,000 signatures have already been collected with the help of #BorderlessAfrica foot soldiers across 30 countries.

Continuous grassroot movement building and support
We are also building new movements including in border communities and Universities across the continent. Local ownership is crucial for a truly #BorderlessAfrica for Africans.
Collaborations and partnerships
The people are at the core of the campaign because a #BorderlessAfrica will benefit the masses. We actively build partnerships and collaborations with organisations, media, social media influencers, think tanks and other civil society actors to push the agenda from all angles.
Mass mobilization using African Liberation Week

African Liberation Week (Week of 25th May) is Africans Rising’s biggest annual mobilisation of members across the continent and the diaspora. We aim to use this large mobilisation platform to organise marches/demonstrations in African countries and diaspora to push for free movement.

Youth Caravan to AU headquarters

A youth caravan to physically present the People’s Petition for Free Movement to heads of states and governments at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa.

Advocacy

A high level panel of influential people and others to champion the advocacy for the ratification of the AU protocol on free movement. 

What’s happening on #BorderlessAfrica?

Ghana and South Africa sign visa waiver agreement

The Governments of Ghana and South Africa have signed a visa waiver agreement, which will allow citizens of both countries to travel freely for business and tourism, without any visa restrictions. The agreement took effect on November 1, 2023. The visa waiver will apply to holders of ordinary passports, who will be allowed to stay in the other country for up to 90 days within a calendar year.

Pan-African movement advocates Visa-free movement to foster regional integration, development

The Africans Rising Movement, a Pan-African movement, has called on African Governments to work towards ensuring a Visa-Free Movement, one currency and one passport to facilitate regional integration, growth and development. Ms Ann Lorna, the Communications and Media Lead, Africans Rising, made the call in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

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