"Africa is our Destiny"
Bono, lead-singer of U2 and co-founder of the NGO “One” supports Germany’s “Marshall Plan with Africa”. In his view Germany is an important driving force behind implementing a new way of collaboration between the G20-states and Africa. Education, employment and empowerment are the three essential points that can help Africa to succeed. So now it is up to the G20 to realize these plans.
An extract of Bono’s article in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung international on 16 February 2017:
“We need to unite our security strategy with a development strategy that ensures that these countries will put their people first and provide the healthcare, education and infrastructure they need.
If we get this wrong, fragile states become failed states, and their problems become our problems. But if we get this right… their success will be our success, too. Their stability will aid in our own.
So how can the G20 help these countries succeed? Ask the people of Africa […] and you hear three things: education, employment, and empowerment.”
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