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Victor, H. Mlambo
1 Main Road Vulindlela KwaDlangezwa
Affiliation: University of Zululand: Public Administration

Mlambo, Victor H. "ILLEGAL AFRICAN MIGRATION TO EUROPE: ITS CHALLENGES, IMPLICATIONS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1289-1306, Accessed 2018.
Mlambo, V. H. (2018, April). ILLEGAL AFRICAN MIGRATION TO EUROPE: ITS CHALLENGES, IMPLICATIONS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(4), 1289-1306. Retrieved from
Mlambo, Victor H. "ILLEGAL AFRICAN MIGRATION TO EUROPE: ITS CHALLENGES, IMPLICATIONS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 4 (April 2018), 1289-1306. Accessed , 2018.

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The sudden increase in African migration to Europe over the past 6 years has overwhelmed Europe, and response, some states have erected structures in order to limit or restrict the entry of migrants into their territories. By strictly analysing relevant literature related illegal African migration to Europe, it became clearly evident that the search for economic opportunities and the need to escape poverty are the major driving factors behind illegal African migration to Europe. The study uncovered that is has been difficult for Africa governments to fight illegal migration as African borders are porous in nature and are undermined and riddled with corruption. The study therefore, underscored the greater need for cooperation between the European Union and the African union in developing, implementing and monitoring policies that are aimed at fighting illegal migration, otherwise the problem threatens to grow at unprecedented levels with devastating implications.