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Brain drain could be holding opportunities for Africa

Abuja – When scientists and researchers from Africa and other developing regions gather, one can predict brain drain issue being on their agenda. The topic is usually characterised by lamenting on how it is robbing their respective backyards of talents needed for transformative development.

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Tackling Malawi’s Doctor Deficit

Blantyre – In Malawi, where the healthcare system frequently makes headlines for its shortages of drugs and medical workers, a fact that is often overlooked is that two out of four central hospitals do not have a specialist physician in attendance.

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‘Virtual lectures’ to help cope with Zimbabwean brain drain

HARARE – A virtual lecture hall, enabling lectures to be streamed to university campuses from around the world, aims to plug the gap in scientific teaching staff at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), which has suffered years of brain drain.

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Why African governments should halt brain drain

As we are celebrating the International Labour Day, on May 1, we should appreciate that one of the most serious challenges facing our continent is the problem of brain drain.

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Halting Africa’s brain drain: Academy prepares new generation of leaders

A consultant and a former fighter pilot want to provide the world’s poorest continent with a better future. At a school in Johannesburg, they are training some of the continent’s most talented children to become a new African elite.

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Worrying Too Much about Brain Drain?

Brain drain worries policymakers around the world.For example, a search today in Google News gives a host of stories in the past month alone concerning efforts by universities in Vietnam to stop brain drain, demands for wage increases to stop the brain drain of doctors in Pakistan.

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