Emigration from countries of Sub-Saharan Africa has risen dramatically in recent years and the region currently accounts for eight of the 10 fastest growing international migrant populations, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. As Pew notes, sub-Saharan Africa comprises all countries and territories in continental Africa except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara. Sub-Saharan Africa also includes a number of islands: Cape Verde, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, and St. Helena. Only the Middle East-North Africa region outpaced sub-Saharan Africa with the slightly larger increase (39 percent) of people living outside of their birth country. In 2017, some 25 million sub-Saharan migrants lived outside their countries of birth in 2017.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 13, 2018 10:26 UTC