Barriers to free movement in Africa: How to remove them?

In this short piece, Dr. Mehari Taddele Maru, former Robert Schuman Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) and member of the MPC’s Advisory Board, reflects on the ambitious plans for continental free trade in the African Union where yet free movement of people lags behind. This blog identifies six obstacles that impede progress on free movement for people in Africa and considers the prospects for future development.