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It is assumed across much of the continent that it is poverty that forces poor people to migrate, rather than migration been a potential route of poverty. The poor are generally seen as those worst affected by conflict-induced migration itself a prominent feature in Africa. It is a topical issue across Africa. Indeed migration both within countries and across borders can be seen as integral part of labour markets and livelihoods across much of the continent for at least the last century. The paper looks at the effect of migration on the continent. Migration has taken a number of different forms. It has cut across class and skill boundaries exist in widely different geographical and demographic contexts. The paper examines the role of the African Union on its policy formulation of migration in Africa. The source of data for the paper will be essentially secondary involving books, journals; articles on the subject matter under review. Data sourced will be qualitatively analyzed using the descriptive method of data analysis and qualitative reporting, in order to achieve the objective of the article.
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