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Lampedusa: I would never have embarked on this adventure

Lampedusa (Italy) – His name is Ibrahim Sow, a.k.a. Mandy Kaporo-rails. From the beaches of Conakry where he used to make rap video-clips to the hot-spot center in Lampedusa, he spent 14 months traveling towards his final goal: Europe. In-between a dream and reality, someone put the Libyan hell. The result was a conviction: “If only I had known in Guinea that the trip would take place under these conditions, I would never have embarked on this adventure.”

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Dear EU, your policy will increase migrants’ harm and suffering in Libya

More than 400 Non-governmental organisations and Civil Society Organisations expressed deep concerns with the direction of the EU-Libya policy as outlined in the Commission Communication on the Central Mediterranean, and reaffirmed in the conclusions of the Malta Summit and the Council Conclusions, aiming to stop migratory movements through Libya. Read the open letter sent to EU leaders.

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Europe’s refugee colonialism

In August 2015 when Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel declared an open-door policy for Syrian refugees — the first and only European country to do so — it seemed possible Europe would take a different course on migration. A year and a half later, it’s as if that moment never occurred.

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Understanding human smuggling is key to better migration policy

Pretoria (South Africa) – Human smugglers are responsible for the loss of life and abuse of vulnerable migrants escaping conflict, violent extremism and chronic poverty in Africa. But what do we know about smugglers and their business models? Pioneering research by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (Global Initiative) gets to the heart of the ‘migration crisis’.

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Exclusive. Op-Ed: We can help the people of CAR unleash their immense untapped potential

Brussels – On 17 November, the International conference for the Central African Republic will take place in Brussels, organised jointly by the European Union and the Central African Government. Afronline.org, in partnership with African media partners, publishes a joint op-ed by Faustin-Archange Touadéra (President of the Central African Republic), Federica Mogherini (High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission), Jan Eliasson (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations) and Makhtar Diop (Vice-President of the World Bank).

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EU aid: sustainable development at risk

The European Union has again failed to meet its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Development Aid by 2015. The CONCORD Aidwatch report 2016 published today, entitled This is not enough’, reveals that only five countries met their 2015 targets: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom.

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