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Towards a Visa Free Africa: Challenges and Prospects

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dc.contributor.advisor Mathews (Phd), K
dc.contributor.author Gebere, Beyene
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-18T08:50:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-18T08:50:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02
dc.description.abstract This study attempts to underscore that the groundwork should be paved first before the full implementation of the visa free Africa. While the African Union wants its realization by 2020, much of the work remains to be done with respect to promoting African and regional economic integration. Findings of the study indicate that implementing the visa free Africa plan would be significant, if it goes beyond cooperation to scale up trade volumes and promote economic transformation through integration. The experiences of African countries that have made great strides in easing visa restrictions could be helpful in facilitating its realization. However, political instability, poor infrastructure & ICT services in the continent could constrain the plan from happening soon. Thus, this study recommends that African governments should focus on building and improving infrastructural facilities such as roads and rail networks that link a country with its neighboring countries and beyond, thereby strengthening ties and integrations among sisterly African countries. Moreover, the African governments should also emphasis on intra-continental trade and investments rather than relying on exporting raw materials to foreign countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Towards a Visa Free Africa: Challenges and Prospects en_US
dc.title Towards a Visa Free Africa: Challenges and Prospects en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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