African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 403


Transformations of forced migration in Africa: Issues and general ‎problems

Hamdy A. Hassan
  • Hamdy A. Hassan
  • Department of International Studies, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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  •  Received: 16 April 2020
  •  Published: 31 May 2020


Over the past two decades, migration in Africa has been rising continuously in all subregions. ‎The range of migration flows include a rise in migrant workers, female migrants, an increase in ‎irregular migration as well as a large number of refugees and internally displaced persons. It is ‎no secret that ‎current scholarship, especially the literature that concerned international ‎organizations have adopted, ‎has been unable to explicate the various dimensions of the ‎phenomenon of migration and ‎displacement in the context of Africa. Effective study of ‎migration in Africa may ‎require the "Africanization" of all related concepts to serve as a tool ‎for analysis in accordance ‎with a cultural pan-African perspective. This study seeks to explore ‎the current ‎transformations to the phenomenon of international migration in Africa, the ‎most ‎important factors driving it, and what policies and future challenges it faces. The paper ‎uses a qualitative ‎ research design involving a literature review. ‎


Key words: Migration, refugees, displaced persons, feminization of migration, environmental refugees.