On Wednesday 21st June the Dutch King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a visit to Mayor Leoluca Orlando of Palermo in a gesture of solidarity with the numerous migrants from Africa who cross the Mediterranean in often hazardous conditions.
“In 50 years, I am convinced that current European leaders will be facing charges of crimes against humanity,” (Leoluca Orlando)
Nanjala Nyabola of IRIN provides and African perspective and gives the background to a migration that continues to stir up passionate debate in Europe.
Why do young Africans choose to risk all for the attainment of a precarious existence in Europe? Why is Africa home to me, but uninhabitable to my peers?