Understanding human smuggling
is key to better migration policy

Research in Turkey, Niger, Libya and
the Horn of Africa provides vital data
on smugglers and their booming industry.

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Ghana elections 2016

Ghana’s elections take place amid
criticism of the electoral commission
and growing political tension.

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ISS Today: Jammeh
loses his marbles

Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh has left
the presidents-for-life club in an
unexpected victory for democracy in Africa.

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The future of
democracy in Africa

To reap its growth and
development benefits, specific
elements of democracy are needed.

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Dynamic markets: human
smuggling from Africa to Europe

New research among smugglers
reveals how they operate and what
impact EU policies are having.

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The Khartoum Process:
A sustainable response
to human smuggling and traffcking?

The Khartoum Process is likely to exacerbate
the root causes of irregular migration
instead of quelling them.

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Breathing space: the impact of the
EU-Turkey deal on irregular migration

The EU-Turkey deal is in danger of
collapsing – but is there an alternative?

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The Niger-Libya corridor:
smugglers' perspectives

Could economic incentives help curb
irregular migration to Europe?

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At the edge: trends and routes of
North African clandestine migrants

European countries should work with
North African states to address the lack of
economic opportunity that drives migration.

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Cooperation between African states
and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

If Africa is to promote global peace and security, this
relationship should be better understood and reconsidered.

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Recorded briefing: hard
work ahead for the ICC

States parties in The Hague
called for constructive dialogue,
but can they turn talk into action?

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