‘Japa’: The mass exodus of Nigeria’s youth – France 24

The term “japa” comes from the Yoruba word meaning to run or flee and, in recent years, has become something of a buzzword on the streets of cities such as Lagos as a growing number of often young, educated Nigerians look to move abroad to escape unemployment, inflation and low salaries. But this exodus is leaving the country facing a brain-drain, while some warn that those who leave may not find the life they are hoping for abroad.

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