By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza | The Elephant
Studies of Africa and its diasporas have largely been framed through the paradigms of Pan-Africanism and developmentalism. The persistent and pressing demands of Pan-African unity and African development have increasingly privileged the engagements of the new extra-continental diasporas that have grown rapidly and eclipsed previous preoccupations with the historic diasporas that remain globally dominant.
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By Chijioke Ohuocha | Reuters
Nigeria hopes to attract more remittances from its diaspora to boost foreign currency liquidity after the central bank issued a circular on Monday lifting rules that had restricted inflows.
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by Tareian King for John Campbell | Center for Foreign Relations
The African diaspora sends more money to Africa than U.S. foreign aid and foreign direct investment. In 2018, sub-Saharan Africa received $25 billion in development assistance. In that same year, immigrants in the United States sent $46 billion in remittances to their home countries in Africa, out of a total of $150 billion sent from the United States globally.
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By Kelvin J. Kelley
The estimate by the Pew Research Centre is based on statistics developed last year by the World Bank
The United Kingdom was Kenya’s single-largest source of remittances, with $663 million sent home in 2017.
Kenyans living in the US, which ranked second, sent back $584 million.
Ghana and Senegal each accounted for about $2.2 billion in remittances.
Kenyans living abroad sent almost $2 billion (Sh200 billion) to their families and others in their homeland in 2017, a US data-analysis group said.
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