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Research Report

EURAFRIQUE?: AFRICA AND EUROPE IN A NEW CENTURY

KAYE WHITEMAN
TALITHA BERTELSMANN-SCOTT
Copyright Date: Sep. 10, 2008
Pages: 58
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https://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep05135
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Table of Contents

  1. (pp. 12-14)

    Senior policymakers, civil society activists, and academics participated in the seminar, including: General Martin Agwai, Force Commander, United Nations (UN)/African Union (AU) Hybrid Mission in Sudan; Peter Katjavivi, Ambassador of Namibia to Germany; Martin Uhomoibhi, Ambassador of Nigeria to the United Nations in Geneva; Kingsley Mamabolo, Special Envoy of South Africa to the Great Lakes region; Njongonkulu Ndungane, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa; Soumano Sako, Director, African Capacity Building Foundation, Harare, Zimbabwe; Dan Frederiksen, Ambassador of Denmark to South Africa; Dieter W Haller, Ambassador of Germany to South Africa; Rob de Vos, Ambassador of Netherlands to South Africa;...

  2. (pp. 15-39)

    The idea also gained currency in Germany in the 1930s, in part as a reaction to the economic “Great Depression” of the era. One of the best-known early advocates of “Eurafrique” was German Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s Economics Minister Hjalmar Schacht,⁷ who pleaded for the restitution of Germany’s colonies in Africa as a prelude to a pan-European economic policy in Africa. Schacht saw Europe as a whole deriving its industrial strength from Africa’s raw materials. The post-1940 Vichy regime in France, in alliance with Nazi Germany, saw similar attractions in “Eurafrica”, which, though sometimes viewed in racist terms, resonated with the...