African Migration: Scourge or Solution?

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Marrakech, MOROCCO — Most African migration is taking place inside the continent, despite the headlines that give the impression that Africans trying to flee their struggling home countries in waves are on their way to Europe, according to a report by the Rabat-based OCP Policy Center.

But the growing use of cellphones and the spread of internet coverage, combined with Africa’s projected struggle to build industrial capacity to provide jobs, spells future waves of migration north, according to attendees at the Atlantic Dialogues conference in Marrakech, where the paper was released.

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