Archive for June, 2014

The Bigger Picture, Too

Posted: 24th June 2014 by admin in Remittance methods

Last time, we zoned in on the impact of remittance on a smaller and larger scale. We want to take a wider look at how remittance effects economies, nations and trade. The African continent has over 30 million people in the diaspora. Of all the world’s regions, however, Africa’s predominant migration is the most intraregional. […]

The bigger picture

Posted: 18th June 2014 by admin in Remittance methods

Does this sound familiar? The economy crashes and families are torn apart, stretched over great distances in search of better lifestyles and livelihoods. I am sure we have all heard that story before; we know the drill. Father or mother leaves family behind to ensure their survival in an economy that is no longer able […]

Maintaining ties- Dual citizenship

Posted: 12th June 2014 by admin in Remittance methods

My last post gave a somewhat different perspective on the issue brain drain and how it actually has positive effects on the country of origin. All these benefits are only realised if the immigrants to other countries maintain close ties with their country of origin. They basically need to have a reason to keep in […]

With sobering statistics, unmatched in any other country in the region, the brain drain in Zimbabwe has had definite negative effects especially on the education and health sectors in the country. Every year for the last decade or so, hundreds of highly-skilled Zimbabweans relocate in search of higher salaries and better career opportunities. This exodus […]