Middle East and North Africa

Africa's population is growing quickly. And it's on the move

A girl selling apples by the roadside waits for customers just outside the Angolan city of Lubango, January 15, 2010. Lubango is hosting the African Cup of Nations Group D soccer matches.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ANGOLA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR28WUB

Two trends dominate the evolution of sub-Saharan migration. Image: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia
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 Trends in migration within and to the rest of the world have changed over the decades.
Image: World Bank, Migration and Remittances Database.
 Profound changes in the working age population of countries will affect migration.
Image: United Nations World Population Prospects
 The ratio of sub-Saharan African migrants to the population in their new homes will increase sixfold in the coming decades.
Image: World Bank, Migration and Remittances Database, and IMF staff calculations.
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