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Europe Benefits by Bankrolling an Anti-Migrant Effort. Niger Pays a Price.

DIRKOU, Niger — The heavily armed troops are positioned around oases in Niger’s vast northern desert, where temperatures routinely climb beyond 100 degrees. While both Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have branches operating in the area, the mission of Read more…


‘All of Africa Is Here’: Where Europe’s Southern Border Is Just a Fence

CEUTA, Spain — For most migrants from Africa, the last stage of their trip to Europe involves some sort of perilous sea crossing. At the border in Ceuta, there is just a fence. Ceuta (pronounced say-YOU-tah) is one of the Read more…


Spain’s Migrant Wave Grows, Even as Europe’s Subsides

MÁLAGA, Spain — Spain’s new Socialist government has waded straight into Europe’s migration crisis — out of both choice and necessity. Shortly after taking office in early June, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won plaudits from aid groups for welcoming to Read more…