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tv   Interview - Veye Tatah Africans have to develop Africa.  Deutsche Welle  September 2, 2018 2:15pm-2:31pm CEST

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was a lovely place but as a young girl i had this image of europe and america as a paradise i thought it would be nice to go to college in europe. so i just came here to study with the aim of returning home one day. so after coming to paradise you realise that it was cold and people are saying is they still do that africa was a continent plagued with crises wars corruption and starving children is that a completely wrong perspective and. yeah i. was well it's not quite as black and white as that that's the problem of. when i came to this so-called paradise i was confronted with a different reality and the reality was a young african woman like me comes here and thanks people will be friendly a welcoming. point. but we looked different i felt rejected by society.
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i had never experienced before. or and then this negative image of africa everything black is bad and that bothered me a lot back then you shifted. off we go to this day the legacy of colonialism remains in africa one hundred years after the end of german colonialism germany wants to come to terms with that past what does germany oh its former colonies. i mean shows is if you write a great deal actually i believe the present day problems of the african continent are tied to its colonial history with europe. all the tie because when european colonialists left africa they didn't leave those nations in a position to take the future into their own hands independently but that he said you know i mean that they left things in a way that made african countries dependent on europe say europe could continue to
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exploit them. like that he's a little boy. that's why we say relations with african nations need to be honest and europeans and western countries still have a system in place when it comes down to about a bandaid on fair trading relations and unfair interference in political affairs. and that has to stop had to be you know otherwise there can be no real working relationship between african and european nations to beat you up we'll basically deal with there are solid economic and political interests at stake you want to disturb that with. it's been you might be my know for your pieces like a bit of i still don't think the europeans would be the ones to do it because they've always benefited from the set up and right it has to be from us from the african assize. but for us to shake things out in there has to be
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a shift in our mindset what i call a mental revolution equal yet like you know after clone legalism many people in these countries developed an unfair e.r.c. complex because the colonialists always said everything that comes from your country is battling yet we are the only ones who can solve your problems and our products are the only good ones. what they actually change people's perception of africa one into one oriented to europe and not their own country or one of the people relinquish their ability to make their own decisions like we have to say it's time we solve our own problems we want to find our own local solutions and bring africa forward. that's what i mean by a shift in mindset where africa for many africans have to change their own mindset and say it's up to us we can run our own countries and in fact we have to hear
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the way that the industry and we're missing is a bit of an orientation to europe is part of the refugee problem too is not on the refugees look towards europe and imagine a better life there is this huge african refugee movement ultimately the legacy of colonialism in that they're calling out past and then that it's all connected whatever way we see it will look at the political situation in africa and how a lot of countries still have a democratic system or a political system that is a carbon copy of the european system but we have a completely different culture but one must our institutions imitate european ones like because they left them like that and we just to. normally it's up to countries to define their own traditions in the you know what. how can we form our own government so that they reflect our needs and lives. lead but we shouldn't just carry on with systems handed down from europe. for me by me these
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are the mistakes that some countries are still making i thought well feel the imma look like needle in the shuffle. since the refugee crisis european politicians have been visiting africa in droves for the german chancellor to be accompanied by large business delegations as investment is a key issue for getting africa to stand on its own two feet but these investments are at the discretion of the business community and what do you hope that their involvement could bring about a change in attitude or maybe they will take some risks. it's always interesting what people forget is that development can only happen within the country europeans won't come to africa and develop it africans have to develop africa themselves africa africa so you oppose development just the doited right local people really understand the local problems. uncle americal doesn't need to come entrepreneurs
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there are lots of young entrepreneurs and creative people they just don't have the capital to transform their ideas into products or to set up production facilities in africa that maybe europeans could appreciate that it would be better for africans to make chocolate in africa and stead of exporting cocoa to europe but this would create thousands of jobs in ghana and the ivory coast young people would be employed locally and would no longer head for europe. but europe only wants to make profits and does not think long term that there needs to be a win win situation in this relationship with africa we said for me it's really all just a facade. we know exactly what the problems are and all. we need is the capital in those countries not in politicians' hands but in the hands of business people. we just open in the usa there are a lot of creative minds in africa are they able to transform their ideas into businesses what about your country cameroon but the fact that you have not come
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would come up with well cameron is a special case. but in fact there are various countries now on the right path when we talk about africa it's not all the same it's not homogenous some countries really work but one is doing great economically and politically there's gonna and south africa it means that as an african i can see which countries are like to go see it and set up a business but in cameroon it's really difficult at the moment i come up with. the fear and it seems that some of the africans who come to europe can at least afford the journey here or there proactive and courageous taking their fate into their own hands but is it not the wrong people who are fleeing you know to fight for. the fluff and it's the wrong ones who leave us but there are a lot of factors causing young people to flee. it's human to look around and see where i can live a better life. that it's not only africans who face that issue like this. it was
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the same when europeans migration to america its human being is mentally. we're beginning to get cold and those who come to germany are coming to the wrong country if we look at the empty foreign demonstrations in cambridge last week what impression of germany must they get looking at recent events that target all. flushes germany is not the wrong country to come to that it's just that now we're not only in germany but an intellectual hungry too all there are lots of european countries where people are protesting against integration would. it doesn't mean it's the wrong country but i think it's a question of how you communicate this change in society to the population. the question is whether we the media have always done a good job here. you might wish that do we know the background of why so many people flee from their homelands. have we always informed people here about that
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have we told them for instance who is behind the holes in the congo there is he the congo is such a rich country yet it does so poor why always why did i say that because of the operations of european firms. but people here are not properly informed so i don't understand why others flee their own countries. so racism is also part of the colonial legacy that i live it's all connected the way the german media report on africa is always very eurocentric like everything from europe is seen as great fabulous well everything from africa or there is black is negative. let's watch what is truly the right now karen it isn't the headlines when you came to germany it was towns like mearns olinguito rostock with violence towards foreigners did you consider leaving germany and going back to africa. why no i didn't like it all happened quite far away from me like as not as if i didn't experience every day
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racism that every foreigner who lives. experiences racism every day racism but you get used to it. how do you deal with it hard to see you but it's everywhere in the supermarket on the street on the bus. just the way people look at you some people look at you in a friendly way others give you dismissive looks you can see it in people's body language and some people even give you verbal abuse you get used to it that's just how it is. or what you keep fighting for your cause that i will do you were using we've reached the end of our interview no mr and i have three unfinished statements that i'd like you to complete and he did to her and for me germany means what a big germany means an awful lot to me it's where i built my future light off the board i feel attached to this country. and when i think of cameroon where i was born i think of. my wonderful childhood and how i always dreamed of traveling.
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well for my wish for africa's future is it which to me is that it was the confident africans who pursue their goals with discipline you know and you think about the majority of africans are not just a small group of people lack off claiming the mission for what they are trying to thank you very much thank you. in good shape in modern society the pressure to perform seems omnipresent but sometimes it cannot be ever played. in protests is a catastrophe for men and it's wrong to only economics you should talk about the increasingly common incidence of erectile dysfunction our focus in this week. good not just on the w.
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