Surprising Europe
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African migrants reflect on whether being able to make it in Africa means being able to make it in Europe.
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2011 12:38

Hip hop artist K-Nel from Kenya came to Germany when he was 19. His motto is: "If you can make it in Africa, you can make it in Europe, and the other way around." Living in Cologne, he has no plans to go back.

Marjorie escaped from torture and rape in Uganda to find sanctuary in the UK. She had to fight for seven years for the right to stay, but she made it, and now she only waits to be reunited with her daughter.

Peter from Ghana will not leave Europe any time soon. He came to the former Yugoslavia to study medicine, became a doctor and the first African mayor in Slovenia.

This episode of Surprising Europe follows the stories of African migrants who have travelled to Europe in search of a better life, the hardships they face and how they overcome the psychological effects of adapting to a new country.


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