Europeans seek opportunities in ex-colonies
Resentment in Ivory Coast as economic-hit French head for west African nation in search of employment.
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 17:29

The number of people leaving Eurozone countries in the grip of the economic crisis is on the rise according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Many people feeling the pinch in France see former colonies like Ivory Coast as their ticket out of financial trouble.

However, not all Ivorians are happy about what they feel are foreigners taking away job opportunities from locals.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Abidjan.


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