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View on Africa: is migration a thriving business?
Date: 17 February 2016
Time: 11h00 - 12h00
Venue: Online via VoiceBoxer

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The unprecedented rise in migration from the Middle East and Africa to Europe is set to continue for the foreseeable future. Debates focus on migrants as a homogenous group ‘fleeing’ their countries for similar reasons. Research shows this is not the case. 

Reasons for migrating to Europe vary and individual stories are unique. Many migrants do however follow similar routes, and some of their journeys are facilitated illegally for profit.

Understanding these dynamics is key to finding practical solutions.

This View on Africa will be presented by Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, a senior researcher in the office of the Executive Director. She will discuss selected results from a new study conducted by the ISS in partnership with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.

About View on Africa

Do you want to know what's happening in Africa, where it's happening and what it means for the continent's many actors?

Join the new ISS View on Africa weekly briefing every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT. ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by discussions among participants.

How to get your weekly View on Africa

Attend the briefing in person or online via VoiceBoxer on your computer ( To join the briefing online, simply click on the link above, follow the on-screen instructions and select your language preference.

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The ISS is grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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Lusungu Kamudoni
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
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