EDITOR'S PICK:The turning tide of Africa's brain drain
LONDON, 13 MARCH 2003=="To this day we continue to lose the best among ourselves because the lights in the developed world shine brighter," Nelson Mandela said recently.
The so-called "brain drain" has seen more than 40% of African high-level managers and professionals desert their home country for opportunities elsewhere.
Now there are the first signs that the tide may be on the turn.
Several hundred African ex-pats gathered in London this week with a common goal: finding a job that will allow them to return home.