The African Union has announced plans to unveil a single design for African passport that is aimed at promoting free movement of people within the continent and promoting trade.

In statements to Sky News channel on Tuesday, African Union Commission Chairman Moussa FakiHammat said that the details of the design, production and issuance will be presented at the 32nd African Union Summit in February.

This move is meant to unify Africans, empower countries with weak passports and eventually create a seamless border in the African continent.