They cross the Sahara, reach Libya and then end up in a detention camp instead of on a boat to Europe. The International Organization for Migration helped release over 160 young Gambians and bring them home.
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.
Germany's statistics office has published figures for net migration to the country in 2017 with some surprise findings. The figures show more Germans are returning to the country and staying put.
For decades the EU has maintained close relations with nearly 80 developing countries under the Cotonou Agreement. It's now time for fresh negotiations. But keeping everyone happy is proving more difficult than expected.
Germany's Interior Ministry will extend migration controls at borders with Austria and Denmark for another six months. Denmark, Austria and France have also announced their intention to extend border controls.
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