Ceuta and Melilla: Spanish Fortresses in Africa
EMILIO MORENATTI/ ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Ceuta and Melilla: Spanish Fortresses in Africa

Ceuta and Melilla Europe's High-Tech African Fortress

The Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are politically part of Europe, but belong geographically to Africa. For immigrants, they represent the few meters that separate poverty from the chance of a new life. Ever since refugees started scaling the fences en masse six years ago, Spain has used high-tech means to reinforce its border.
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