United States of Africa? African Union launches pan-African passport

African leaders gathered at Rwanda’s capital Kigali for their biannual meet with the launch of the continent’s first-ever African e-passport.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC)Dlamini Zuma announced the launch and presented the first two e-passports to rotating AU chairperson Idriss Deby, President of the Republic of Chad, and President of Rwanda Paul Kagame.
According to AU, the first group of beneficiaries of the e-passport will include AU heads of state and government; ministers of foreign affairs; and permanent representatives of AU member states based at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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