Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. Despite this, tens of thousands of migrants make their way to Niger every year. Some are fleeing Islamic terror groups in neighboring countries, while others want to get to Libya and Europe.
The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa's Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness have blighted the region for years.
A confidential report by Germany's Foreign Ministry deems it unsafe to send people back to Syria, according to media outlets. A moratorium on the deportation of Syrians is set to expire in December.
A Paris-based Ivorian refugee retraced the dangerous route he took through Africa to escape civil war and produced Revenir, eye-opening documentary screened at the African Film Festival in Cologne.
A UN migration official has accused Algeria of leaving hundreds of African migrants stranded in the desert. A report said migrants from 16 African countries are among those ditched in the Sahara with little water.
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