Category: Africa


‘’We ate cockroaches to survive’’ – Gambian returnee from Libya

Back in 2014 Babucarr Bah, a 25-year-old native of Nema Kunku Village in Western Gambia, closed down his thriving barbershop and...
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No money to repatriate body of Gambian migrant who died of heart attack

The family of Salifu Camara has said that they do not have the substantial amount of money that would be required to send his...
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Mediterranean Sea claims more migrant lives off Tunisia, Turkey and Spain in one weekend

At least 112 migrants lost their lives on 3 June when their boat capsized off the Tunisian coast during an attempt to cross the...
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Nigeria highlights plans to tackle unemployment

Lack of economic opportunities and unemployment have been identified as some of the most important root causes of irregular...
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Two Gambian migrants recall near drowning incident

Two Gambian men, who were among dozens of rescued migrants off the coast of Libya on 23rd June, told of their near drowning...
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Migrants continue to risk their lives crossing Mediterranean

Despite efforts to stop irregular migration and highlight the dangers associated with it, the trend of migration to Europe shows...
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Mother of missing Gambian migrant tells of her loss

The mother of a Gambian migrant who went missing in Libya has said that the time last she heard from her son was four years ago....
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Gambian migrants and asylum seekers fear backlash in Italy

The arrest of Gambian asylum seeker Alagie Touray by Italian authorities, on suspicions of planning a terrorist attack on behalf...
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More stranded Nigerians return from Libya

A new group of 157 Nigerian migrants who were stranded in Libya have voluntarily returned home. The returnees, who traveled to...
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