Agadez was once a crossroads for trading routes. Now it's a major transit hub for migrants and human traffickers taking people to Europe. DW reports from the town in central Niger about stranded Nigerian women.
The boat with migrants from five West African countries was adrift for weeks when it was rescued. Two Brazilians, also aboard the boat, have been arrested for human trafficking, according to a local newspaper.
Eradicating the root causes of migration will take some innovative thinking. At an information session in the Bundestag, a panel of experts presented their ideas on Africa to members of parliament.
False rumors about a safe passage to Europe have drawn a large number of migrants to Agadez – even from far-away Asian countries. This is putting pressure on the city as well as on migrant organizations on the ground.
For months now, Iranian tourists have been able to enter Serbia visa-free. Once there, many hope to make their way through the Balkans to northern Europe. But for thousands of travelers, the dream ends in a refugee camp.
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