TITLE

The Status of Africa's Emigration Brain Drain in the 21st Century

AUTHOR(S)
KABA, AMADU JACKY
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Western Journal of Black Studies;Summer2011, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p187
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper presents a diagnosis of Africa's emigration brain drain, pointing out that at least 16 million African immigrants are out of the continent, with a very high number of them in developed nations. The paper illustrates that a very high proportion of these African immigrants are highly educated and hold highly paid jobs or positions. The paper presents information showing the implications of Africa's brain drain, the causes for it and some of its benefits to Africans in Africa, such as remittances. Finally, the paper presents some recommendations as to how to manage this phenomenon.
ACCESSION #
67021121

 

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