There were days when you wanted to travel from one part of the continent to another it would be the most efficient way to travel via Europe. This situation has been improved very much, but still it is not that easy to cross borders between different countries in Africa. Reading travelbooks written by travellers in Africa, one of the ‘highlights’ is crossing borders. Often the border is a place of endurance, where African brotherhood and sisterhood is at a low.
Another thing is the use of an African passport. Will this be the end of all our prayers for travel mercies? Zukiswa Wanner, a Zambia-born South African living in Kenya, writes about this passport here.