Talk Africa: Youth and Migration in Africa

Migration has always been a part of human history, but the issue of African migrants is one that has been both controversial and misunderstood.

Contrary to what many believe, in 2017 African migrants accounted for only 14% of the global migrant population, and 70% of African migrants remained within the continent.

This week, as Africa’s leaders gather in Abidjan to discuss Africa’s youth, job and migration for the Mo Ibrahim Governance weekend, we take a critical look at how improving African governance will have a bearing on Africa’s migrants.

Beatrice Marshall


Abdoulie Janneh – Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation  

Aïcha Bah Diallo – Former Minister of Education of Guinea  

Dr Abdallah Hamdok former Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief Economist of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Chairperson of the Technical Committee of the High-Level Panel (HLP) on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa