BBC News Online has been following the route taken by Mamadou Saliou "Billy" Diallo, an African man who made it to Europe after a long and dangerous journey across the Sahara. Here he talks about his life in the Italian town of Brescia.
I have lived in the Residence Prealpino for more than four years. When I first arrived in Brescia, I didn't know anyone here but some Senegalese taxi-drivers told me about it. Hundreds of Senegalese live here. It helped me find my feet in Brescia but now I am ready to move on.