African Perspectives on Migration

Youth, Employment and Migration in Puntland and Somaliland

Nassim Majidi and Hervé Nicolle discuss some of the employment challenges facing young people in Somaliland and Puntland.

Since 2011 and most recently again in 2015, headlines have covered the ‘youth exodus’ from Somaliland and Puntland to Europe. In 2016, the European Union launched a seven million euros education program in Puntland, including a component on youth and vocational skills […]

Photo Blog: Artisanal Gold Mining in South Africa

Janet Munakamwe details the process of artisanal gold mining by migrant workers in South Africa. This photo blog is a companion piece to the article, Between a rock and a hard place: Informal artisanal gold mining in Johannesburg by Zaheera Jinnah.

 

 

 

 

All Photography by Alexia Webster and Janet Munakamwe: 13/09/2014

Janet Munakamwe is a doctoral researcher at the African Centre […]

  • The stamp that means that a person is recognised as an asylum seeker in South Africa 
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    African refugees in South Africa are often unable to access their rights

African refugees in South Africa are often unable to access their rights

South Africa has some of the world’s most progressive refugee legislation. So why do refugees have such a troubled time? Roni Amit explains.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of Intra-Africa migration.

The world’s attention has long focused disproportionately on migration to Europe. Recent images of migrants arriving on Europe’s shores have only reinforced […]

  • South Africa has been a popular regional destination for migrants since its transition to democracy in 1994.
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    Foreign nationals’ prospects of a year without victimisation in 2016 South Africa

Foreign nationals’ prospects of a year without victimisation in 2016 South Africa

Though the issue of anti-foreigner violence in South Africa is receiving more attention, foreign nationals continue to be attacked while government practices make them increasingly vulnerable to victimisation at a time when anti-foreigner sentiment is rife, writes Alexandra Hiropoulos.

This post is part of the series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of Intra-Africa migration.

While people around the world were […]

  • The tool in this photo is one of the major artisanal tools used by zama-zama popularly known as ‘hamura’ (hammer).
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    Between a rock and a hard place: Informal artisanal gold mining in Johannesburg

Between a rock and a hard place: Informal artisanal gold mining in Johannesburg

Zaheera Jinnah shares ongoing research being done on artisanal gold mining and its connections to migration, informality and social exclusion in South Africa.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of Intra-Africa migration.

On the western periphery of Johannesburg, with the famous skyline of the city silhouetted in the early morning sun, Bongani is beginning […]

  • The Great Lakes region has long hosted huge numbers of displaced people in refugee camps such as Mtabila camp in Tanzania
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    Living on the margins: Refugees and the search for belonging

Living on the margins: Refugees and the search for belonging

As European leaders grapple with potential solutions to the arrival of huge numbers of refugees arriving from Syria and other countries, Lucy Hovil shares useful lessons from the Great Lakes region of Africa.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of Intra-Africa migration.

Perspective is a strange thing. For many in Europe the full extent […]

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    Reflections on the Africa-Europe Valletta Summit on Migration and Mobility

Reflections on the Africa-Europe Valletta Summit on Migration and Mobility

Was the recent Valletta Summit successful in ensuring that African perspectives are no longer marginalised on issues such as migration and mobility? Toni Haastrup analyses the outcome.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of regular migration.

On 11-12 November 2015, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other key countries met in […]

The Ethics of Refugee Repatriation

Mollie Gerver examines how refugees can be assisted in a making an informed choice in returning to a country from which they have fled.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of regular migration.

Around the world, refugees are often denied rights under the 1951 Convention for the Protection of Refugees. They cannot access work […]

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    Second-Generation Africans in the West Could Spur an Era of Brain Gain

Second-Generation Africans in the West Could Spur an Era of Brain Gain

LSE alumnus Amma Aboagye examines the economic benefits that could emerge from children resulting from the mass exodus of African migrants to the West during the 1980s and 1990s.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of regular migration.

The year is 1981. The country is Ghana. You are a man, married with one child. […]

How severe is Africa’s Brain Drain?

A country’s true strength is its people. To Africa’s dismay, the continent continues to suffer a brain drain where the highly educated and skilled leave for greener pastures. LSE’s Scott Firsing examines whether Africa’s brain drain is as ‘frightening’ as it seems.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of regular migration.

Losing your doctors, […]

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