Warning: Shocking video of African migrants dead at sea

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There are very few details about the video. But it’s been watched by millions of people on the social media.

The video displays the bodies of some Africans who died in the Mediterranean sea trying to cross over to Europe for a better life.

There are so many corpses that aid workers seem to be overwhelmed.

Details about the time, the date, the exact place and circumstances surrounding their death were not clearly known by this newspaper, but such images have become too familiar

Hundreds of years of slave trade, followed by brutal colonialism and neo-colonialism, and replaced by dictatorial and corrupt regimes have continued to push Africans to seek a better life elsewhere.

But like in this case, many end up dead at sea or the desert before they could see Europe or the United States.

The video is a reminder that the international community has been silent for too long regarding Africa.

Africa is in crisis and only a comprehensive Marshall Plan can save it now in addition to fighting dictatorship, corruption and terrorism.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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