According to the newly appointed EU parliament chief and Italian politician Antonio Tajani, the continent may loose 30 million Africans to European shores in the next 10 years.
In 2016 , the world witnessed an alarming migration rate. From economic conditions, wars and the terror attacks, many turned refugees, fleeing their home countries in order to save their lives.
The leading cause of these migrations in most middle east countries is ISIS. In Africa’s case, RT noted thus,
“Protracted violence, civil wars and poverty may force up to 30 million Africans to come to Europe within the next 10 years, posing new security challenges to the continent, says the newly-appointed president of the European Parliament.”
“Africa finds itself in a dire situation – agriculture shrinks because of desertification, Nigeria and Niger are suffering from poverty, and Somalia is marred by chaos and civil war,”
“If we fail to resolve the central problems of African nations, 10, 20 or even 30 million migrants will come to the European Union in the next 10 years.”
With the gross illegal migration, Europe and most Western nations feared becoming vulnerable to ISIS. This made them skeptical in accommodating refugees especially from Muslim majority countries.
Terrorist have a tendency of infiltrating the refugees; then gain access into the country of their target and perpetuate hideous crimes.
A typical consequence of the above is the recent indefinitely suspended travel ban in the United States.
According to the European Parliament president, Antonio Tajani, Europe faces a 2-faced challenge of terrorism and migration.
Sadly, we cannot talk about migration with the thought of migration. Tajani for certain says that ISIS sees Europe as their leading enemy. He says ISIS terrorists “are coming to the European Union via all routes” particularly through the Balkans.
“The so-called Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] seeks to embed terrorists with refugees,”
“They explain them that it’s now quite easy to carry out an attack in a European state using a knife or a car.”
Tajani said this in an interview after the Migration Summit held between European and North African interior ministers in Rome last week.
The ministers present at the summit proposed that there be in place an interception plan for migrants before they get to international waters and then taken to a proposed UN and European military-protected camps in Libya.
The Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti says the idea is “to govern migratory movements”; and not the other way round.
During the African CEO Forum which recently held in Geneva, Senegalese President, Macky Sall, also presented the migration crisis in Africa as a major problem.
The president says that Africa is in need of human resources to build up the largely unstable economy. The question is who will be left behind in the continent to tackle the challenge if Africa’s most viable assets are leaving en masse, searching for greener pastures in Europe and America?
The level of hopelessness and the burning desperation for a better life makes millions of Africans, victims of illegal migration. Worse still many loose their lives in deserts or drown at sea.