First African passports issued

The African Union (AU) has finally issued the first copies of the
African passport, a flagship project of Africa’s Agenda 2063 with the
view to facilitate free movement of persons, goods and services around
the continent – in order to foster intra-Africa trade, integration and
socio-economic development.

The passport are currently issued to Heads of States and diplomats
and is believed to have high security features. The first recipients
were Chairperson of the African Union, Idris Deby Itno and Rwandan
president Paul Kagame.

The document has five languages used for inscriptions on it, English, French, Arabic, Portuguese and Swahili.