In the Gambia, more than half of the population lives in poverty. With youth unemployment at 45 percent, some young Gambians are turning to prostitution. But how high is the price for a "better life"?
What's behind the new push to introduce a West African single currency, the Eco? A statement by Ghana's finance minister indicates Accra may be making one last attempt to realise this elusive goal.
Many of the children migrants have been subjected to forced labor and prostitution. UN officials have called on the EU to create "protection corridors" for children migrants fleeing to Europe.
Portugal is exporting more and more agricultural products, such as olives, berries and citrus and tropical fruits. They are harvested by illegal workers who, increasingly, come from Africa.
For many countries in Africa, money transfers from citizens living abroad are an extremely important source of income - sometimes even more so than development aid. But there are drawbacks, says DW's Ludger Schadomsky.
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