In 2016 more than 12,000 Gambians crossed the Mediterranean to get to Europe. In Bambali village there are hardly any young men left – almost all have left for Europe.
Thousands of African migrants trying to get to Europe end up trapped in Libya. Often they endure abuse, and some are even sold into slavery. DW's Migration Dilemma series looks at why people risk the journey.
Deutsche Welle kicked off a new debate platform on December 4, 2017, launching “The 77 percent.”
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed a multi-million dollar partnership with Ghana on his first trip to Africa since taking office. Germany hopes the accord might help curb migration to Europe.
Thousands of people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while seeking more sustainable living conditions in Europe. Despite various efforts by African and EU governments to curb migration, little has changed for refugees.
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