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Unaufhaltsamer Aufbruch Afrikas & seine Beziehung zur Aussenwelt

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Dialogue forum and discussion round

The Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean have become an open gigantic grave for desperate African refugees trying every day to conquer the high defensive wall of the civilized against the barbarians. Coffins lined up next to each other seal the end of hope. They flee from hunger, from medieval dictatorships, from the profoundly dark abyss of impending death in their own homeland. "Shithole Countries," as US President Donald Trump calls these countries of Africa. Others too. It has obviously been erased from his memory that his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama, is the son of an African from Kenya and that no president of the present has been honored as much as Nelson Mandela of South Africa.

The image of wretched Africa, which has been programmed for centuries in Europe and America and elsewhere in the outside world, fills the coffers of the generous and helpful saviors of the needy.

Only something has changed: The African Union officially demands an apology from US President Trump. The country of Nigeria alone will have more inhabitants than the US in 410 years with 410 million inhabitants. Nigerian Adebayo Ogunlesi bought London City Airport in 2006, London Gatwick Airport in 2009 for $ 1.455 billion or $ 2.39 billion in 2012 and Edinburgh Airport in 2012. In 2018, he is 64 years old.

Africa, cradle of humanity, will count a total of 2.5 billion people in 2050, that is, in 32 years. In 1900, Africa accounted for only 8.17% of the world's population, with 133 million inhabitants. By the year 2100, one in four inhabitants of the earth will be African. The continent then counts 4.467 billion people or 40% of the world population. By the year 2050, one in three young people between the ages of 15 and 29 will live on this globe in Africa. The intelligentsia of Africa has been structured since independence in the 1960s and is slowly establishing a way of thinking independent of foreign countries. The fight that the economy in Africa is primarily in the service of Africa and the African and is no longer in the service of foreign countries, is in full swing. Over the past 15 years, most African countries have experienced sustained economic growth with growth rates of sometimes more than 5% per year. The rise of Africa is unstoppable and unmistakable. Anyone who wants to continue to sell the nostalgic image of wretched and needy Africa in his country has a historical responsibility to the detriment of his own people.

About the lecturer:

By Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III, emeritus university professor, founder of AfricAvenir International

Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III. The Bele Bele in Cameroon received his doctorate in 1975 at the Université de Lyon II in history and German studies and was habilitated in 1989 at the FU Berlin in political science. He taught at the Université de Lyon II, Université Catholique de Lyon, at the Université de Lyon Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science of the FU-Berlin, and retired as a professor at the Université de Yaoundé I, where he taught from 1979 to 2011. As an author he has been publishing since 1973 in French, in German (13 works), in English and in Douala, his mother tongue. In 1985 he founded AfricAvenir International, today based in Douala / Cameroon and sections in Berlin and Paris. The publishing house Editions AfricAvenir was founded in 1985 by him. In 2016, together with the Düsseldorf Gerda Henkel Foundation and professors from Douala, Yaoundé I, Yaoundé II, Dakar, Berlin, he founded a multidisciplinary doctoral school "Heritage & Innovations" in Douala. Bouake, Paris Nanterre and Paris Pantheon-Assas. www.fondationafricavenir.org

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Funded by Global Engagement with financial support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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