African Union (AU) Launch an African e-passport

e-passport launched

e-passport launched
e-passport launched

KIGALI, 17th July 2016: African leaders on Sunday had gathered in Kigali Rwanda for their biannual meeting where continent’s first ever e-passport was launched.

During the launch the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma presented  the first two e-passports to rotating AU chairperson Idriss Deby, President of the Republic of Chad, and President of Rwanda Paul Kagame.

According to AU the first group of beneficiaries of the e-passport will include AU heads of state and government; ministers of foreign affairs; and permanent representatives of AU member states based at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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