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‘No one can stop them’: African migrants aim for Spain’s Canary Islands

‘No one can stop them’: African migrants aim for Spain’s Canary Islands

CORINA PONS STANDING in a cemetery of abandoned boats, Mohamed Fane picks a West African franc off the floor and shudders at the traumatic memory of his voyage from Senegal to the Canary Islands. After an arduous overland trip and months of waiting, smugglers shepherded the 33-year-old carpenter into a flimsy wooden vessel with two dozen others to sail from the Moroccan town of Dakhla - but it ran out of fuel far from the Spanish archipelago.ad One famished and thirsty man died on board, while a Spanish rescue boat saved the rest. Fane, who barely ate in three days…
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