Monday, 17 June

Zambia: Group spearheads Borderless Africa Campaign 23rd - 25th May

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Borderless Africa Campaign

Africans Rising movement is spearheading a campaign on Borderless Africa from the 23rd - 25th May, 2024 in Lusaka, Zambia.

The convening is a 3-day hybrid conference that will bring together all campaigners and stakeholders across the continent and diaspora who work in diverse ways towards the realization of a Borderless Africa.

The three days will majorly feature discussions and strategies pertaining to ratification and enforcement of the AU Protocol on the Free Movement of People, the benefits of abolishing visas in Africa and will end with a mammoth March as a continental call for free movement of Africans in Africa, one currency and one passport.

In the same vein, there will be continent-wide Marches for Borderless Africa organized by Africans on May 25th (African Liberation Day) across several countries in Africa and other territories across the world to urge more countries to ratify the African Union's Protocol on Free Movement and bring visibility to the Borderless Africa Campaign.

This will be one of the many activities organized that week starting from 20th to 26th May as a continuation of last year’s annual mobilization to continue to push the vision of an Africa where Africans can move around their own continent without the current border restrictions in place under a broad theme of “A Borderless Africa for All Africans”.

These were contained in a statement from a group called Africa Rising.

The Borderless Africa Campaign is a decentralised, people-owned campaign with an aim to push for the free movement of Africa people and goods in Africa.

The overall goal of this campaign is to achieve an Africa where Africans can move around their own continent without the current border restrictions in place, for better trade, job creation, solidarity and economic development.

Source: Classfmonline.com