UN chief: West should learn from Africa on refugees

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ADIS ABABA, Ethiopia

United Nations general secretary Antonio Guterres, has told African leaders the West has much to learn from them about the treatment of refugees.

He was addressing delegates and head of states during the opening day of the African Union summit in Ethiopia, where he said the continent had kept borders open to millions of displaced people despite its limited resources.

Africa hosts more than 20 million people, a quarter of the world’s refugees and internally displaced.