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Passport to Prosperity: Dangote touts visa-on-arrival regime to boost AfCFTA

Passport to Prosperity: Dangote touts visa-on-arrival regime to boost AfCFTA

NIGERIAN business magnate Aliko Dangote is touting seamless mobility for Africans as a panacea for the sluggish adoption of the fledging African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Dangote made the proposal during a panel discussion at the ongoing 30th Afreximbank Annual Meetings in Accra, Ghana. "I think what, maybe, African countries need to do is that, why don't you give Africans visas on arrival that will facilitate trade?" Dangote suggested, throwing light on the current cumbersome visa processes that often hinder intra-African business endeavours. His sentiments come as African states, especially the smallest ones, are liberalising travel requirements, indicating a…
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