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OPINION: Common misconceptions about African migration​ by Paul Akiwumi

Paul Akiwumi
Common misconceptions about African migration​
By Paul Akiwumi, director of the Africa division, UNCTAD

For millions of African migrants and their families – like others worldwide – moving to another country offers a chance for a better life with benefits extending to future generations.
Yet beliefs about international African migration are rife with misconceptions that have become part of a divisive, misleading and harmful narrative.

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CAMEROON | Célestin Tawamba: Backing business

Célestin Tawamba  President, Groupement Inter-patronal  du Cameroun
BACKING BUSINESS: Célestin Tawamba: President, Groupement Inter-patronal du Cameroun

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Where is Africa’s moral compass?

 

April 7, 2014 file photo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame addresses the public and dignitaries at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, at Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAEromo Egbejule, The Africa Report's West Africa editor asks where Africa's moral compass lies

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UNICEF carries out field vaccinations in Congo's Ebola hit community

 A health care worker displays an Ebola information leaflet f in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 24, 2018. Photo: John Bompengo/AP/SIPAHealth workers have been reaching communities affected by Ebola in the Democratic of Congo's Equateur Province, rolling out an experimental vaccine and raising awareness about the virus that has already killed at least 22 people and infected 30 more.

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Frontline: Imagining the future

 

Protesting students climb on top of an armored police truck as they protest outside the parliament building in Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 26, 2016. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPAThe continent  is seeing the first tremors in a massive upswelling of change impacting society, politics, business and culture. It is being driven, like all revolutions, by the young and  by the technology they wield

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China/Africa: New departures

Photo: Thomas Mukoya/ReutersBoth China and the United States are rethinking their  long-term commitments to their partners in Africa, as the rhetorical and other rivalries between the two superpowers heat up

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