Every year, tens of thousands of migrants from West Africa attempt the journey to Europe. Musa from Gambia almost died trying and had to return home. But that hasn't stopped his friends from wanting to try their luck.
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.
Young West Africans face stark choices. Stay at home with little hope of a job in a country that is more authoritarian than democratic, or take your chances and try and get to Europe.
DW’s new multimedia project 'The Migration Dilemma' traces the dangerous journey to Europe undertaken by West African refugees.
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