Up to 40% of Kenya's newly-trained doctors leave the country each year and 1 in 9 university-educated Africans lives outside the continent - a 50% growth over the past 10 years. In total, African migrants have doubled between 1980 and 2010, reaching 30.6 million in 2014, according to a World Bank report.
However, we know that for every South African who 'returns', at least 9 new jobs are created in the formal and informal sectors, so why aren't more people staying on, or at least coming back to the continent?
Does the solution lie in investing more heavily in higher education in Africa, stabilising political climates or simply a better way of advertising the many opportunities available?
What are your thoughts?