What causes people to make the long and often difficult journey to Europe? Unemployment, inequality and high expectations from family and friends are just some of the reasons.
It is not unusual for Equatorial Guinea to seal its border with Cameroon. But a plan to build a solid border wall has Cameroonians fuming and questions swirling over whether curbing illegal migration is the real motive.
Climate change will hit Africa particularly hard, fueling drought, heat and crop failures. Researchers are working to prepare the west of the continent for this scenario — with help from Germany.
The man accused of killing a boy by pushing him in front of a train has been moved to a mental hospital, German prosecutors said. The 40-year-old had acted out against his family and a neighbor before fleeing Zurich.
Germany has also called on Turkey to accept the repatriations as part of a 2016 agreement between Ankara and the EU. A recent upswell in illegal crossings has led to rapidly deteriorating conditions in Greek camps.
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