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African Dialogue

Date: Dec 11, 2019

The programme discusses current issues pertaining to South Africa and the continent as a whole. The talk show hosts various experts on interesting and important issues affecting Africa and the globe.

In today's programme: Migration in Africa

Only 21% of migrants actually leave the African continent, according to the African Union. More people move from the Horn of Africa to  southern Africa than those crossing the Sahara to north Africa to reach Europe. There is even more movement within West Africa, a region that historically had porous borders. There is also increasing activity from East Africa across the Gulf of Aden, with migrants fleeing conflict or in search of better economic opportunities. Meanwhile estimated number released by The United Nations, the number of international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 000 000 in 2019, an increase of 51 000 000 since 2010.

Joining us on the line is:

  • Itayi Viriri: Head of online communications at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) 
  • Jo Vearey: Associate Professor with the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witswatersrand

 

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