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How breaking down borders would benefit Africa

Visas hamper trade and movement within Africa

Africa is one of the regions in the world with the highest visa requirements.

John spoke to Professor of Public Policy, Professor Mthuli Ncube spoke to John Robbie about a proposal for all African governments to ban visa requirements between Africa countries and allow people to move freely on the continent and he explains how this would boost intra-Africa trade.

Listen to the conversation below:

What a visa-free Africa would look like

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa has suggested that the borders on our continent be changed dramatically. The organisation also suggested that the whole continent should be declared a 'visa-free zone'.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Africa analyst at the Wits School of Governance, Kofi Kwakwa, about the benefits that a borderless Africa would have.

Listen to the conversation below:


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