Why do people choose to risk the dangerous journey to Europe? For many, the lure of better opportunities and providing for their families is even stronger than their fear of death.
Climate change will hit Africa particularly hard, fueling drought, heat and crop failures. Researchers are working to prepare the west of the continent for this scenario — with help from Germany.
Quality surf spots, world-class waves, uncrowded and cheap — Senegal is one of the world's best-kept secrets when it comes to surfing. Now local surfers are hoping their sport will put their country on the map.
Boosting counter-terrorism support for countries in West Africa has become one of Angela Merkel's main priorities on the continent. The chancellor has now pledged millions to improve security in the Sahel region.
Senegalese coastal villages are affected by climate change and overfishing. While many men leave to seek employment abroad, women often stay behind and try to adapt to life between rising sea levels and desertification.
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