Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, has what it takes to be considered the serious face of the continent.
The outsider has always held a fascination for artists and writers, helping to shape our view of those who exist in a state of perpetual transition.
European countries are turning on one another as growing border chaos tests the limits of diplomacy.
Creating a country for refugees may be a wild idea but solutions must be found for the desperate.
France has sent additional police officers to Calais to secure the Eurotunnel terminal after thousands more migrants tried to get to England.
Endemic bribery is crippling the system meant to regulate the influx of migrants, a study has shown.
The myth that African migrants are stealing jobs from locals fosters violence and fuels xenophobia.
Myanmar, the US and Southeast Asian envoys are preparing for talks, following Malaysia's announcement that it would assist migrants stranded at sea.
The EU is considering fielding a naval force to deal with increasingly deadly Mediterranean crossings, but the plan would have to favour with the UN.
Migrants give chilling testimonies of abuses committed by smugglers and armed groups in Libya.
A proposal to divide up numbers between EU states in the wake of the Mediterranean crisis could pit Germany, which backs the scheme, against the UK.
Many migrants do not see the recent attacks as xenophobia per se and blame them on poverty.
They must either live in misery or risk death by leaving a country that is in the grip of a highly repressive regime.
iTemba school educates the children of refugees when they're turned away by public schools. But money has dried up and the pupils face eviction.
At least 14 people have died and 200 rescued after a boat reportedly capsized in the Mediterranean, some 160km south of the island of Lampedusa.
Women migrants have carved out a peculiar niche in the strangeness of the city of Johannesburg – a part of it, but also apart
African asylum seekers have demonstrated outside Western embassies in Tel Aviv in a second day of mass protests against Israel's immigration policies.
Italy's navy has rescued the migrants from boats trying to reach Europe in a special operation launched after the Lampedusa disaster.