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.
The German Chancellor will visit Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal during her upcoming trip to Africa. Economic issues are the official focus of the trip, but a few completely different topics are also on the table.
One contender to take over as successor to Angela Merkel has questioned whether Germany's constitutional right to asylum should stay in its current form. It's not the first time the law has been a political hot potato.
Benin City in Nigeria's south is a hub for illegal migration in West Africa. That's why Deutsche Welle, within the framework of its 77 Percent youth project, held a town hall debate. DW's Maja Braun sums up the event.
Chancellor Merkel has arrived in Senegal ahead of visits to Ghana and Nigeria. With nearly a dozen CEOs in tow, the German chancellor hopes that economic development will curb migration from the region.
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