About 1,400 mostly young Africans died trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe in 2018. About 1,000 have died so far in 2019.

A recent two-day policy dialogue hosted by the University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, “Conflict, Governance, and Human Mobility in Africa/EU Relations”, sought to promote the implementation of the UN global compact on migration signed in Marrakech in December 2018.

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