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Immigration: 17 Million People Left Africa in 2017 – United Nations

No less than 17 million Africans left the continent in 2017 in search of greener pastures, according to a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The report “Economic Development in Africa” ​​also indicates that 5.5 million people have migrated to Africa from other continents while some 19 million international migrants have moved to Africa. In total, some 19 million international migrants moved to Africa and 17 million Africans left the continent last year. The continent was also the destination for about 5.5 million people from outside, “the report said. 
He said that large-scale migration of people in Africa tends to spur growth and lift the entire continent’s economy, urging the world to dispel misconceptions and “harmful narrations” targeting migration.

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The report also stated that cross-border movements offered “a chance to improve life, with social and economic benefits extending to countries of origin and destination, as well as to future generations”.

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