From people smuggler to football club owner
Bashir Ama was a people smuggler in Agadez, a desert city in Niger known until recently as the people-smuggling capital of Africa. But conditions have changed, and Bashir Ama has opted to fund a football team instead.
Hundreds of West African migrants deported from Algeria
Hundreds of West African migrants continue to be forcibly deported from Algeria every week. Many are rounded up in the capital Algiers and bussed to Agadez - over 2,600km to the country’s south.