Cameroon: The Root Causes of Cameroon’s Youth Brain Drain

High living costs, few employment opportunities and a desire to support their families are driving many Cameroonian youths to emigrate.

Cameroon’s government officials say that more than 6,000 teachers, doctors and nurses have left their jobs in public service within the past three months. Europe has long been a destination for most Cameroonians, but increasing numbers are finding opportunities in Canada, where immigration schemes favor young migrants.

The impact in Cameroon has been bad enough to…


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