Flavia Carvalho and Andrea Goldstein
Alessandra Venturini and Andrea Goldstein
Migration patterns are explained by several characteristics and are therefore very different depending on the home and host countries. This is even more true in the case of Africa, where the diversity in the size, duration, and direction of migrant flows makes the migration picture very complex and difficult to interpret in a uniform way. In this chapter we present the main features of migration flows from African countries. We also analyze how the standard drivers of migration interact in this context, which policies affect it and how, and propose some hypotheses regarding its evolution.