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Empowering local communities as key partners to the growing migration needs in Africa

We must shift our perceptions on migration and see it as a trend offering countries and communities opportunities. Business activity, investment, development initiatives and foreign relations will be greatly hindered if Africa continues to criminalise migration. The continued challenges highlighted by stakeholders on this platform the last few months of consultations undermine the trust and solidarity necessary to achieve the true potential of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, which explicitly calls for increasing economic integration by enhancing people’s freedom of movement.