Net Migration of African Countries in 2017
Updated on November 22, 2021.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 2017, the 3 African countries with the top 3 highest Net Migration were:

  1. Uganda: 843,469
  2. South Africa: 727,026
  3. Ethiopia: 150,002

On the other hand, the 3 African countries with the 3 lowest net migration in 2017 were:

  1. South Sudan: -870,998
  2. Zimbabwe: -584,288
  3. Nigeria: -300,000

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each African country for the year 2017. You can also see links at the bottom of this page to see the historical Net Migration information for each African country.

The World Bank defines Net Migration as "the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens; data are five-year estimates" .

Data Source: World Bank.
Net Migration of African Countries in 2017
See also the Net Migration of Africa for other years:
Net Migration of African Countries in 2017
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Country Net Migration
Algeria -50,002
Angola 32,066
Benin -10,000
Botswana 14,999
Burkina Faso -125,000
Burundi 10,003
Cape Verde -6,709
Cameroon -24,000
Republic of Congo -20,000
Ivory Coast -40,000
Democratic Republic of the Congo 119,303
Djibouti 4,501
Central African Republic -200,000
Chad 10,000
Egypt -190,164
Equatorial Guinea 79,998
Eritrea -199,290
Eswatini -41,764
Ethiopia 150,002
Gabon 16,301
Gambia -15,436
Ghana -50,000
Guinea -20,000
Guinea-Bissau -6,996
Kenya -50,000
Lesotho -50,234
Liberia -25,000
Libya -9,997
Madagascar -7,500
Malawi -80,263
Mali -200,000
Mauritania 25,002
Morocco -257,096
Mozambique -25,000
Zambia -40,000
Zimbabwe -584,288
Tanzania -200,381
Uganda 843,469
Tunisia -20,000
Togo -9,999
Sudan -250,001
Somalia -200,002
South Africa 727,026
South Sudan -870,998
Sierra Leone -21,000
Senegal -100,001
Rwanda -44,998
Niger 20,001
Nigeria -300,000
Namibia -24,030
Comoros -10,000
Sao Tome and Principe -8,401
Seychelles -1,000

Net Migration of African Countries

Use the links below to see the historical Net Migration for each African country.