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Egypt's Mediterranean Migrant Tragedy

Egypt's Mediterranean Migrant Tragedy

As Egyptian rescuers continue to search for dozens of people, feared drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean, Europe is alerted to a new staging post for migration. The Egyptian writer, Magdi Abdelhad, tells us why people want to leave a country that seems prosperous and peaceful.

Projects aimed at curbing migration to Europe are starting to emerge, including a $500,000 scheme backed by the World Bank and European Union to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia. We hear how the East African nation is hosting 750,000 refugees and asylum seekers from countries like Eritrea or South Sudan and that many use camps along the Ethiopian border as stopping points on their journey to Europe. William Davison, a journalist based in Addis Ababa, explains how the money will be spent.

The chief executive of the American banking giant Wells Fargo, John Stumpf, was given a tough grilling in the US Congress this week, as politicians took exception to his weak defence of fraud. The bank is still looking