Africa is getting its own passport
African leaders plan to turn the continent into one of "seamless borders” with the introduction of a single passport allowing free movement between countries. The idea from the African Union has been modelled on the controversial EU Schengen free movement deal, which has abolished many internal borders to enable passport-free movement across the bloc. Currently, 13 African countries have visa-free deals in place with each other. These allow citizens to visit another country without a visa, or offer them visas on arrival.