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Reversing brain drain in Africa by engaging the diaspora: contending issues

I Osaretin
A Eddy


The impacts of brain drain in Africa are phenomenal. In the lst five decades of the continent’s political history, political and economic factors have collectively acted as push factors in the migration of young Africans from the continent. As such, reducing, reversing and mitigated the effects of emigration from Africa have been a tall order. This paper examines the net effects of brain drain on the continent against the backdrop of the global environment. Its data base was drawn from both archival materials and contemporary literature. It discovers that to effectively mobilize the abundant talents and resources need for the continent’s development, Africa diaspora must be collectively engaged. This policy prescription would avail the region the much needed succor in its march towards development.

Keywords: Brain drain, Africa, African diaspora, public administration, political science, University of Benin, Benin city, Nigeria.

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