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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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Time is running out for refugees seeking asylum in Italy

Lucca, Italy – His journey started four years ago in Conakry, Guinea. Now that Mamoudou* has finally reached Italy, he hopes this will be his final stop.

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Interview with the President of Senegal, Macky Sall: “Africans do not deserve Lampedusa”

“Migration flows are a challenge for Africa and the EU, but Fortress-Europe is not a solution” said the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, to Afronline.org and sahelian media partners during the EU-Africa Summit that ended today in Brussels. “To regulate migration flows, the problem must be solved at root, by offering jobs to millions of young Africans who still hope for a better life in Europe. This also applies to terrorism: we have to invest on agriculture and services to reach  inclusive growth” added the Senegalese President.

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Eritrea: a people under siege

Eritrea has no oil, gas or strategic minerals. It has no nuclear weapons or remnants of a settler-colonial population. Yet it is one of world’s most repressive regimes whose brutality is highlighted by fleeing refugees losing their lives in the waters off Europe’s southern coast.

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What the Italian press said about Lampedusa

After the death of at least 130 Somalian and Eritrean migrants off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Italian (and European) press is once again filled with words of pathos: the human tragedy, the pictures of lined body bags and the tears of Lampedusans for those who never reached them.

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Angelina in Lampedusa – By Glez

Jun21

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UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie in Lampedusa

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