Scramble for Europe: Young Africa on Its Way to the Old Continent
Stephen Smith
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Migration from Africa: ¿Opportunity or crisis?

Europe has once again turned its attention to immigrants, in this case refugees, because of the war in Ukraine and the displacement of millions of people to the West. While this is the most urgent drama facing Europe, the medium and long term focus is on Africa, a young continent that in the coming decades will be marching on Europe, much more sharply than at present.

ARPA Ediciones published in 2018, before the COVID-19 crisis, an interesting book on this subject entitled “The travel to Europe. Young Africa on the march towards the Old Continent”. Its author, Stephen Smith (1956, Connecticut), teaches African Studies at Duke University and has been a correspondent in West Africa for different French media. If there are currently some 9 million Africans living in Europe, the author of the book assures that in 30 years we will be talking about 150 million.