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Brain drain from Africa (video)

Africa is suffering a brain drain, and the big four – Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia – are the hardest hit. Can African countries retain their talent while also promoting intra-African development.

via ▶ Skills migration brain drain for Africa – YouTube.

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