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Aktion Afrika – sport as the ‘motor’ of German expansionism

LOMÉ/OUAGADOUGOU/BERLIN (Own report) – The German Foreign Ministry has presented a new continental political program to aid in its struggle to obtain hegemony over Africa. Over the past 3 days the 20 million Euro program, “Action Africa,” was introduced in three West African States. The program consists of proposals in the realm of education, culture and sports and will contribute to Germany’s advantage over its rivals among the world powers on this continent rich in resources. One of the proposals is the establishment of new German schools abroad, to orient the nation’s future elite toward Germany. In the framework of these projects, Berlin wants to send more soccer coaches to these poverty-stricken African nations – a step, political advisors see as an integrating mechanism for controlling the poverty-stricken African populations. Continue reading

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Afro-European partnership or neo-colonialism?

AN AFRICAN CLUB is the first to enter into a formal partnership with the Professional Football Players Observatory in Switzerland. ASEC MIMOSAS of Abidjan (Ivory Coast) — a powerhouse of West Africa and past winner of the CAF Champions League — will work with the PFPO to identify leagues and clubs that offer the best career opportunities for young Ivorians trained at ASEC’s well-known MimoSifcom Academy. According to PFPO, Ivory Coast supplies the largest number of players to Europe’s Big 5 leagues. Is this latest collaboration a mutually beneficial deal or a form of neo-colonialism?

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Aktion Afrika – sport as the ‘motor’ of German expansionism

“Berlin wants to send more soccer coaches to these poverty-stricken African nations – a step, political advisors see as an integrating mechanism for controlling the poverty-stricken African populations.” Continue reading

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