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Quadriga - EU-Africa: Equal Partners?

Shocking images of West African migrants being sold as slaves have gone around the world. How should Europe respond? Guests: Thorsten Benner (Political Analyst), Christine Mhundwa (DW), Kiflemariam Gebrewold (Development Worker).

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Christine Mhundwa, a business journalist whose reporting is specialised in Southern Africa. She says: "Africa is changing rapidly, but much of the way the West approaches the continent is caught up in old ways".


Thorsten Benner is co-founder and director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. He says: “More development in African states will in the short and medium term likely increase migration flows to Europe.”


Kiflemariam Gebrewold works as a journalist for security-development policy and has worked 20 years as a developpement worker. He says: "African presidents are being (mis)used as bouncers for the EU. For the sake of keeping migrants out of Europe-a paramount goal of The EU, they are ready to sell their heart and soul. Partnership becomes a permanent pain for Africa."