Teacher refugees target brain drain

By Emanuela Barbiroglio If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.   Even if refugees are granted permission to settle in their host country, they must adapt to a different culture and can struggle to get a job. The charity Reconnect aims to help teachers …

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Millions of graduates quit Sub-Saharan Africa

By Inga Vesper The number of highly educated people leaving Sub-Saharan Africa to work abroad nearly doubled in a decade, a study reveals. The research, commissioned by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), found that about a million Sub-Saharan Africans with a degree migrated to another, usually better off, country outside the region …

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Africa News Headlines for 16 May 2015

SIA Commends U.S. Senate For Extending African Growth And Opportunity Act Source: SourceSecurity.com Outdoor Industry Association Welcomes Senate Approval of Key Trade Legislation Source: Ammoland S. Africa welcomes extension of AGOA Source: Shanghai Daily South African citrus set for US Source: Fruitnet Reversing Africa’s medical brain drain Source: Gulf Times Good news for Africa as …

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Focus on Migration: When ‘brain drain’ is a good thing

By Carlos Vargas-Silva [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] The idea of spending money on training professionals that then leave the country has vexed many developing nations over recent decades. But one country does not seem afraid of losing its best and brightest: the Ugandan government has been recently accused of encouraging nurses …

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Africa News Headlines for 21 February 2015

The ‘Poor Man’s Coke’ Called Cat Is Gaining Huge Popularity in South Africa Source: Vice News African jihadism movie ‘Timbuktu’ wins seven Cesars Source: New Straits Times Shakespeare’s Globe stages Hamlet in Lagos Source: Nigerian Tribune Mugabe under fire for plan to kill elephants Source: SAPA/IOL Rwanda readies for regional oil talks Source: East African …

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