Silicon Africa on the African diaspora

“I want to start a business back home, but everything is political in Africa. If you don’t have connections, your business could be crushed and closed at any time by officials.”

In “The Top 10 Fears of African Diaspora About Africa,” Mawuna Remarque Koutonin explains why most of the 30 million Africans who have left Africa are worried about returning home. “70% of African graduates in the diaspora are willing to return to build Africa,” she writes, but realistic fears prevent them from doing so.

See also our Kaizen interview with Senegalese-American entrepreneur Magatte Wade about her own journey and Africa’s challenges.

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