There are fundamental differences between Libya and Turkey, when it comes to returning migrants.
A military option will be a lucrative one for smugglers.
Although Ecowas and the AU made sure that Yahya Jammeh stepped down after losing the elections in The Gambia, caution is warranted in assuming this heralds a trend against African dictatorships.
The 60,000 people currently stuck in Greece will probably have to stay there. The EU should help them integrate.
İzmir, Turkey's third largest city, is a pit stop for Syrians headed to Europe – but for more and more of them, it's becoming a home.
Why it is so difficult to find planes in water, even ones of vastly different sizes.
Border agency Frontex recently reported that an unprecedented 710,000 migrants had entered the EU this year. Something didn't ring true for Nando Sigona.
By focusing on people traffickers, leaders are spinning a dangerous narrative about this crisis.
Migrants and refugees are placed under constant scrutiny once they arrive in the EU. But what happens to those who don't survive the journey is a different story.
Imagine building a dam across the Strait of Gibraltar and draining the Mediterranean in order to generate vast amounts of hydroelectricity and create fertile new lands.
Europe always prefers to overlook its colonial past – but now it's becoming unavoidable.
The sea straddles two tectonic plates and is lined by large towns and cities. We need to take the tsunami threat seriously.
Ancient hospitality rituals could teach us a thing or two about how to respect the people arriving on our shores.
Look at the numbers and the 'invasion rhetoric' is unwarranted.
Italian PM blasts fellow EU leaders for spat over who takes in the desperate people arriving in his country every day.
Governments mark Migrant Week by denying the problem.
How Europe's resettlement plan breaks down in numbers.
Theresa May defends her decision to refuse help to people risking their lives to come to Europe with some faulty evidence.
The UK is refusing to take just 2,000 refugees to help tackle the crisis in the Mediterranean. And it puts the EU on a knife edge.
Australia may have 'stopped the boats' but the tragedy of people drowning at sea continues to our north and is getting worse. A regional solution to the refugee crisis is urgently needed.