Monday, 23 July 2012

The Migration South

With increasing bank scandals including the latest LIBOR scandal (a major that they do not teach students in schools and universities) and the continual recession many Europeans and other Westerners and African migrants are looking South for economic opportunities. The new industralizing BRICS Countries are experiencing steady economic growth (despite some estimates that China and other countries might experience a housing bubble in the near future) and an unusual migration flow. Some Westerners are finding coincidentally better economic opportunities and push and pull factors in Africa, Latin America and Asia! Some of the countries receiving European migrants include Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, China, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Liberia, Kenya, among other countries.  The last time European immigration to the Global South occurred a much massive scale was in the 19th to 20th centuries. Perhaps history is repeating itself. Now the question is what will this mean for migration policy in these countries? As a side note South to South migration and Cooperation will still continue. There will always be migrants moving across borders and regions. Its been part of human history for centuries. 

Angolans Choose Brazil as destination 
Portugal's Jobless Graduates flee to Africa and Brazil
Moving From Portugal to Angola
Europeans looking for Greener Pastures in Africa
European Immigration to Latin America 1870-1930
Causes of South-South Migration and its Socio economic effect
South South Migration in West Africa
Africa Paradise and the double standards of European expatriates as migrants

Africa Paradise or Africa Paradis

A film that imagines if and when a United States of Africa emerges and becomes the new economic powerhouse of the world in the year 2033! In addition European migrants are desperately trying to reach Africa particulary the country of Benin for greater economic opportunities as Europe and the United States are no longer feasible top economic destinations. It is not a far fetch idea given the current economic situation. It is already happening in China, UAE, Brazil, Mexico, etc so why not Benin or other African countries? :)  

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