Has The Gambia signed a deportation agreement with Germany?
Media reports that German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has signed an agreement with Gambian President Adama Barrow for 1,500 Gambians to be returned from Germany to The Gambia are not true. Both the German Foreign Office and the President's Office confirmed that there is no such treaty. Also, Gambian information minister Demba Jawo also clarified that The Gambia signed no agreement to accept Gambian returnees.
Is it true that everyone gets an extra €3,000 when returning home from Germany?
NO. This assistance is targeted towards rejected asylum seekers returning to specific countries of origin. For example, people from the Western Balkans, such as Albania and Kosovo, are not eligible. It is only available from December 2017 to February 2018. Families receive up to €3,000; individuals up to €1,000. This assistance is not paid in cash but given in kind.
If you want to go home, will Germany send you somewhere else?
If you agree to leave Germany voluntarily, you can either go to your home country or to a third country if that country is willing to receive you. The rumour that Germany sends you to a third country as a transit station before you are able to go home is not true.