“Africa doesn’t yearn for Europe: rewriting narratives on migration”, Oriol Puig Cepero (CIDOB, Barcelona)

The situation in Ceuta may suggest otherwise, but (most of) Africa does not yearn to come to Europe.  Many more people migrate within Africa than seek to reach the EU. Continually presenting the other side of the wall as a place of hunger, poverty and violence lacks rigour and feeds the narrative of the European El Dorado – a no more accurate image. Morocco, Turkey and Niger are three different sides of Europe’s border externalisation. They merit more attention.

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