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Al Jazeera Interviews Controversial Gambian “People-Mover”

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Al Jazeera recently interviewed Gambian Mohammed Lamine Janneh, known as L-Boy, on his business of helping people enter Europe the “backway” (Al Jazeera). The “backway” refers to the popular and dangerous route of traveling through the Sahara to the Mediterranean and finally to Europe. An estimated 181,000 Africans took this route in 2016 to flee […]

The Latest: Europe’s Migrant Crisis

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Since June 24, 8,864 migrants journeyed across the Mediterranean Sea in an attempt to reach Europe, according to the United Nations Migrant Agency (AP). Both the end of Ramadan and relatively calm seas have led to an increase in Libyan smugglers launching boats full of migrants towards Italy (Washington Post). Italian-led rescue operations found three […]

EU Referendum Binding

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European leaders finally sealed the deal on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s reforms. Cameron claims the deal gives Britain “special status” in the European Union and pledged to campaign to stay in the EU ahead of an uncertain referendum (France24). The referendum is to be held June 23. The summit went into overtime to discuss […]