Posted diciembre 20, 2008on:
- Every year hundreds of men from West Africa drown as they try to reach Europe in overcrowded small boats. They are desperate to find well-paid work to support their families in Africa. One of the worst affected countries is Senegal. The government there has been accused of not doing enough to stop its people leaving. But now a famous musician from Senegal has joined the campaign to persuade Africans to stay in Africa. Rapper Didier Awadi has written a song about the dangerous crossing. He told us about it, in his own words.
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- If you want to learn more you have another video. Each year, tens of thousands of Africans decide to leave their homes in search of a better life. They flee poverty and conflict to make the journey as illegal migrants, risking dangerous seas and being sent back home. Al Jazeera’s Gabi Menezes reports from Senegal on the dream of reaching Europe and how some have found it can go terribly wrong.