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'Africa has a responsibility to its young people,' Ghana's president says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo reacted to the ongoing migrant crisis, in particular the exodus of young Africans to Europe. Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Akufo-Addo said African nations have a "responsibility" to help create opportunities for their citizens at home.


"We have a responsibility to our young people… to create the conditions that will make sure that they see opportunity in their own countries of birth and origin," Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo told FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman.

"I don’t think anybody will cross the Sahara and go to these rickety boats in the Mediterranean because they want to. They feel a certain compulsion to do so because at home, the opportunities that they’re looking for are not there," he added.

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