BACK TO AFRICA: THE REVERSED MIGRATION OF MANY YOUNG AFRICANS
July 21, 2017
Many Africans are leaving the United States and other Western countries and returning to their respective countries.
Jacob Sax Conteh is editor of Cocorioko, a Sierra Leone online magazine, which recently carried an article about the topic.
He said economic decline and disappearing jobs in the West, has been a driving force behind this reversed migration.
“Way back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Africans came here [to the United States] because they could easily find jobs. But, since the economic downturn 10 years ago, especially in the past five years, jobs are drying up. So, many folks have decided to go back home and look for new opportunities,” he said.