Road leaving Gao, Mali
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Gao: Mali's migrant gateway to the Sahara

Gao in north-eastern Mali is the gateway to the Sahara for many African migrants seeking to get to Europe.

But the BBC's Alex Duval Smith reports from the edge of the city of Gao that many of them do not realise how gruelling their journey across the desert will be.

  • 17 Apr 2015
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