Rethink Africa 2023

Rethink Africa 2023

Dear Sir or Madam,

Immediately after formal independence in the 1960s and 1970s, many African countries experienced military coups that were rarely positive. In Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger and Gabon, military regimes seem to be on the rise again. This is happening in a context in which internal conflicts over resource distribution and opportunities for participation are becoming more virulent. At the same time, new powers such as Russia and China on the one hand, and the United States and the former colonial powers on the other, are fighting for influence and resources on the African continent. In this geopolitical situation, the African Union (AU), as an association of African countries, has a special role to play. Its 60th anniversary will serve as an opportunity to, among others, discuss the following questions during the conference “Afrika neu Denken 2023” (English: “Rethink Africa 2023”):

  • How far have African countries come with their decolonisation processes?

  • What opportunities and dangers does the current geopolitical situation hold for them?

  • Is the African Union’s “Agenda 2063” an appropriate response considering the global situation and the complexity of the problems of the individual countries, or do these countries need alternative country-specific programs?

For details on the conference schedule, please see the attached flyer. We cordially invite you to attend.

With kind regards,

Black Academy Team