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Migration in Africa plays growing development role, report reveals

Migration in Africa plays growing development role, report reveals

31 May 18  News
A comprehensive analysis of population movement within Africa demonstrates it could have unexpected economic benefits and support development on the continent. African migration c...
COMESA-EAC-SADC Immigration Chiefs discuss free movement

COMESA-EAC-SADC Immigration Chiefs discuss free movement

25 May 18  News
Chiefs of Immigration departments from the COMESA, EAC and SADC regions held a two-day meeting in Nairobi this week to discuss ways of introducing free movement of business persons...
CFTA, migration & illicit financial flows discussed in Songwe’s meeting with African Ambassadors

CFTA, migration & illicit financial flows discussed in Songwe’s meeting with African Ambassadors

28 Feb 18  News
Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Tuesday met with African Ambassadors in Ethiopia for their 19th quarterly briefing which touched on a number...
ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

11 Dec 17  News
Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues...
IOM launches first ever Regional Migration Data Hub for the Southern African region

IOM launches first ever Regional Migration Data Hub for the Southern African region

24 Nov 17  News
This hub forms part of IOM’s global response following the launch of the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in 2015, in Berlin, Germany The International Organization...
Experts discuss Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration in Southern Africa

Experts discuss Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration in Southern Africa

09 Oct 17  News
A two-day consultative process on global compact for the safe, orderly and regular migration in southern Africa ended on 22nd September in Lusaka, Zambia. Five meetings on the Glo...
IOM, IGAD assist East African states strengthen migration governance, migrants protection capacities

IOM, IGAD assist East African states strengthen migration governance, migrants protection capacities

06 Oct 17  News
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with cooperation from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 18 to 29 September at IOM’...
UN migration agency supports COMESA to host Regional Consultative Process for member states

UN migration agency supports COMESA to host Regional Consultative Process for member states

03 Aug 17  News
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat last week jointly organized the first Regional Consultative Process (RCP) m...
High Level Panel on Migration in Africa launched with Liberia’s Sirleaf as chair

High Level Panel on Migration in Africa launched with Liberia’s Sirleaf as chair

07 Jun 17  News
“Just last week, some forty young men and women died of thirst in the Sahara Desert, while trying to reach Europe. More than a thousand have perished in the Mediterranean Sea sin...
Addressing migration requires investments in sustainable rural development

Addressing migration requires investments in sustainable rural development

10 May 17  News
The FAO has welcomed the new report published by WFP on food security, conflict and international migration. “The WFP report is an important contribution to the debate...
Trade and the environment

Trade and the environment

04 Jan 17  Themes
Trade is inextricably linked to the threat of climate change, one of the most urgent issues facing sustainable development. While growth in trade-related activities can contribute ...
Global trade governance

Global trade governance

04 Jan 17  Themes
International trade and the global economy have undergone significant changes in recent years as a result of improved technology, a shift towards trade in services, and increasing ...
Better international co-ordination could lead to more worldwide benefits from migration

Better international co-ordination could lead to more worldwide benefits from migration

13 Dec 16  News
Despite growing economic dynamism in many developing regions, international migration flows are not being diverted towards these new alternative poles but rather are concentrating ...
Migration to Europe a result of failed development policies in Africa

Migration to Europe a result of failed development policies in Africa

07 Dec 16  News
The ongoing migration of people to Europe is evidence that African countries have failed to implement policies that could yield benefits to their citizens. The East African Commun...
Addressing mixed migration in southern Africa: Linking protection, immigration, border management and labour migration

Addressing mixed migration in southern Africa: Linking protection, immigration, border management and labour migration

14 Sep 16  News
At the MIDSA Technical Workshop on Addressing Mixed Migration in Southern Africa: Linking Protection, Immigration, Border Management and Labour Migration held in Gaborone, Republic...
Migration and development: A role for the World Bank Group

Migration and development: A role for the World Bank Group

05 Sep 16  News
Ahead of the UN General Assembly’s Summit on “Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants” on September 19, 2016 and the Leaders’ Summit on September 20, 2016, the World Bank ...
SADC officials meet to discuss region’s mixed and irregular migration challenges

SADC officials meet to discuss region’s mixed and irregular migration challenges

19 Aug 16  News
IOM’s regional office for Southern Africa this week hosted a three-day Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) conference in Gaborone, Botswana. The conference, which sta...
Africa and the immigration conundrum

Africa and the immigration conundrum

14 Jul 16  News
Migration debates are becoming illogical and indecent The last joint AU-ECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Economic Development and Planning, held in March, was extremely ric...
South Africa’s new draft policy on international migration

South Africa’s new draft policy on international migration

06 Jul 16  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on the newly-released Green Paper on International Migration in South Africa and the policy interventions it proposes The South African Dep...
EU to use aid and trade to stop Africa migration

EU to use aid and trade to stop Africa migration

28 Jun 16  News
EU leaders are likely to agree to use all means possible to keep irregular migrants from leaving Africa to reach Europe when they meet at a summit in Brussels later, according to l...

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