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Africa, south of the Sahara, intra- and intercontinental population movements

Migration A–Z

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  1. Matlotleng P. Matlou

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm015

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Matlou, M. P. 2013. Africa, south of the Sahara, intra- and intercontinental population movements. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This essay starts with an overview of migration across Africa, and then increasingly concentrates on Africa south of the Sahara, from ancient times until today. A historical context is necessary to locate the modern era in order to understand where we are today and what possibilities exist for the future. It covers both national and international migration, but concentrates more on the latter.

Keywords:

  • development;
  • demography and population studies;
  • famine;
  • gender;
  • cultural diversity;
  • sustainable development;
  • war