Amadou, stuck at the gates of elite
Arrived from West Africa, Amadou has been offered a place at Sciences Po Paris, the training ground for France political and business elite. But his asylum application was rejected twice, and what should have been a triumphant arrival leaves him at an agonising crossroads. If his final asylum appeal fails, he will not be able to enrol, and lose the chance of a lifetime. This is the second article from a series on young undocumented Europeans at times of Covid-19, in association with Lighthouse Reports and the Guardian.