Musa has tried to flee to Europe twice and failed. After eight years without work, he finally has a job in his home country, the Gambia. But he still wants to leave.
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.
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.
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.
What's behind the new push to introduce a West African single currency, the Eco? A statement by Ghana's finance minister indicates Accra may be making one last attempt to realise this elusive goal.
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