Why African Nations Close Borders: Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Eritrea

Nigeria became the latest African nation to close its borders, following similar actions by Kenya, Rwanda, and Sudan in recent months. The borders have been closed for various reasons including diplomatic disputes, security concerns, health precautions and economic considerations among others. The closures, especially by Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria are a slap in the face of continent’s integration efforts. The recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement provides for the free movement of goods and persons across African countries. In this article, we explore the various reasons that have caused the border closures. Africa News

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