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African Migration Trends to Watch in 2024

Infographic   published by Wendy Williams on January 9, 2024

Structural factors continue to drive higher levels of migration within and out of Africa. While this represents a vital source of labor for host countries, irregular migration continues to pose extraordinary risks.

African Shifts: Addressing Climate-Forced Migration & Displacement

Recommended research   published by The Africa Climate Mobility Initiative on April 4, 2023

By midcentury, climate impacts could drive up to 100 million Africans to migrate within their countries or regionally. Despite speeding urbanization, climate impacts will also force up to 4.2 million people out of coastal cities.

African Migration Trends to Watch in 2023

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on January 9, 2023

Most African migration is to economic hubs on the continent, a pattern that can be expected to continue as regional economies become more integrated.

African Migration Trends to Watch in 2022

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on December 17, 2021

The push-pull forces driving African migration continue to intensify, portending expanding African migration within and off the continent in 2022.

Emigration and Political Contestation

Recommended research   published by Margaret E Peters and Michael K Miller, International Studies Quarterly on December 10, 2021

Authoritarian leaning governments find solace in emigration. It not only acts as a pressure valve releasing likely instigators of political contestation, but it also improves a country’s e economic wellbeing thanks to remittances. But authoritarian leaning governments should be forewarned about relying on emigration as an alternative to addressing grievances. Over the long term, as larger flows of emigrants make their way to democracies, their experiences lead to new social norms and subsequently to nonviolent social movements back home, which can prove fatal to authoritarian leadership.

Climate Variability and Irregular Migration to the European Union

Recommended research   published by Fabien Cottier and Idean Salehyan, Global Environmental Change on November 17, 2021

Amid irrational fears that climate change is going to cause a flood of African migration to Europe, there is no evidence that a drought has ever increased such unauthorized migration. Rather, the incidence of drought has tended to exert a negative, albeit moderate, impact on the size of migration flows, in particular for countries dependent on agriculture. Higher levels of rainfall have also not led to increased levels of unauthorized emigration. In short, international migration is cost-prohibitive, and adverse weather shocks reinforce existing financial barriers to migration.

African Migration Trends to Watch in 2021

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on December 18, 2020

COVID-related border closures across Africa have disrupted the normal flow of regional migration, putting migrants in greater danger. Here are some key trends to monitor in 2021.

Africa Migration Report: Challenging the Narrative

Recommended research   published by African Union Commission, IOM on October 15, 2020

Misconceptions about African migration need to be addressed. First and foremost, most Africans are not migrating off but rather within the continent. Yet, recent migration initiatives in Africa have often been focused on addressing concerns of European countries. Migration is an integral part of integration and development on the continent. Most intra-African migration—about 85 percent—is characterized by daily border crossings by traders. More attention to pan-African aspirations should go into African migration management policies.

Emigration Rises Along with Economic Development. Aid Agencies Should Face This, but Not Fear It

Recommended research   published by Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development on August 18, 2020

The EU created a €4.7 billion trust fund in 2015 in order to deter immigration from Africa, in part, through development assistance packages that address “root causes” of migration. But, perhaps counter-intuitively, as low-income countries economically grow emigration grows as well, until the country is no longer poor—this is called the emigration life cycle. Fear of migration should not drive the EU’s development assistance to the continent. Rather, the EU should embrace African immigration and seek to shape it for the mutual benefit of origin and destination countries.

Players of Many Parts: The Evolving Role of Smugglers in West Africa’s Migration Economy

Recommended research   published by Ekaterina Golovko, Mixed Migration Center on June 30, 2019

Based on interviews with over 100 smugglers and 3,000 migrants, patterns of migrant smuggling in Mali and Niger emerge. In Niger, prior to the 2015 anti-smuggling law, smuggling networks were easy to join and fluidly linked, not always adhering to a fixed, hierarchical mode of criminal operations. Since then however, more professionalized criminal networks have consolidated market control. Most migrants reported initiating their travel without the encouragement of smugglers, but subsequently used smuggler facilitation services.

Multilateral Damage: The Impact of EU Migration Policies on Central Saharan Routes

Recommended research   published by Jérôme Tubiana, Clotilde Warin, and Gaffar Mohammud Saeneen, Clingendael on September 30, 2018

Migration management policies must be comprehensive and take into account the effects they will have, not just on the country of origin but also the countries of transit and destination. Trying to stop migration from and along impoverished and weakly governed countries risks negatively impacting the stability of the countries they target. Aid to authoritarian governments to help stem irregular migration, for example, has ended up supporting their repressive rule. Moreover, militias who have been simultaneously involved in smuggling and anti-smuggling have been empowered, presenting thereby further weakening the states along those routes.

Dynamics of African Economic Migration

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on December 15, 2017

Driven by a confluence of poverty, corruption, and poor governance, African economic migration has created a lucrative market for human smuggling that is funding regional criminal networks.