Are Remittances Africa's Lifeline?
Africans living abroad remitted a total of U.S.$60 billion to the continent in 2012, says the International Organisation for Migration.
This Day, 5 February 2013
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Monday disclosed that Africans in diaspora remitted a total of $60 billion to the continent in 2012. read more »
Counting foreign currency.
This Day, 1 February 2013
Nigerians living abroad, who remitted $21 billion home last year, rank among citizens of the top five countries that remitted about $530 billion to their countries in 2012, showing ... read more »
The New Times, 29 January 2013
Rwandans living abroad could be sending more money back home if remittance fees were not too high, the World Bank says in a report. read more »
Africans in the Diaspora, 24 January 2013
Seven weeks ago, Africans in the Diaspora (AiD) launched a campaign to raise $30,000 for three social change organizations in Africa. The organization is pleased to announced that ... read more »
Africa Renewal, 28 January 2013
During two decades of conflict, famines and floods, Somali expatriates' transmission of money back home -- known as "remittances" -- has been instrumental in keeping Somalia ... read more »
Capital FM, 22 January 2013
Kenyans in the Diaspora sent home over Sh9 billion in remittances in December, pushing transfer of funds for the year to a record high of Sh104.3 billion. read more »
Africans in the Diaspora, 19 December 2012
Two weeks ago, Africans in the Diaspora (AiD) launched its “New Year, New AiD” campaign to mobilize $30,000 from the Diaspora and friends of Africa for African social ... read more »
This Day, 29 November 2012
The United Nations trade and development body has urged that remittances to the world's least developed countries (LDCs) must play a greater role in reducing poverty while also ... read more »
Sudan Tribune, 28 November 2012
Remittances sent to poor nations from family and friends living abroad has increased from $3.5 billion in 1990 to $27 billion in 2011, according to a new United Nations report. read more »
The New Times, 16 November 2012
In the winter of 2003, I found myself hurdled up in a 4 bed shared flat in Streatham, south London. read more »