EU and African leaders are set to tackle the root causes of migration. They'll look at ways of improving conditions in some parts of Africa so that people will have less reason to attempt the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
Italy is trying to show leadership in the Libya crisis in a bid to stem migration and promote stability in North Africa. But that effort hit a snag when Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar backed out at the last minute.
While domestic corruption and mismanagement are part of the problem, activists say the situation is complex. The international community is also to blame for the enormous mountain of debt threatening African economies.
As Germany's aging population struggles to find enough care workers, the country's health minister is mulling funding training programs abroad. However, the "brain drain" risk has some authorities hesitant to sign on.
Twelve African heads of state are meeting with Chancellor Merkel in Berlin to take stock of the G20 "Compact with Africa" initiative. Merkel said the project puts African countries and the West on an "equal footing."
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