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The African passport is finally here

The African Union (AU) has finally launched the long-awaited African passport as part of the bloc’s 2063 Agenda. The passport was launched during opening of the 27th AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. While the launch of the African passport is a welcome development, there are concerns whether AU member states will soon begin producing the African passport in accordance with their visa policies. We look at social media reactions on issuance of the African passport.

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Habré guilty as charged

There were loud cheers, ululation and sighs of relief in the courtroom of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal on Monday 30 May after Burkinabe judge, Gberdao Gustave Kam, convicted former Chadian president Hissène Habré and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The decision, which comes 26 years after Habré fled his native Chad, was, without a doubt, a long time coming.