Many Africans dream about a better life in Europe. But reality often looks different. A new DW series explores a major challenge of our time: migration. It provokes hopes and fears, touches individuals and nations alike.
Journalists and correspondents from DW's English for Africa, French for Africa and Hausa departments are now at work on the project in Germany, Italy, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Gambia. They are talking to migrants in the European reception centers, returnees, friends and relatives of those who went missing while on their way to Europe and will also be looking at local and international efforts or provide jobs for young Africans in their own countries.
Paul Nkamani fled from Cameroon to Europe. Half of the people that were with him on the boat from Morocco to Spain died. While in Spain, he met German filmmaker Jakob Preuss. A documentary featuring Paul's story was be released in 2017. We met Paul in Bonn - here is his "message back home" to anyone thinking of migrating to Europe.
Aboard the Prudence, Doctors Without Borders patrols the Mediterranean Sea, keeping a eye out for refugee boats in distress. So far, the NGO has refused to sign a new code of conduct imposed by the Italian government. DW joins the Prudence in action.