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African Exodus: Mass Migration and the Future of the West

Asfa-Wossen Asserate Interviewed by Nick Higham

Sunday, 18 March 2018

10:00am

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£8 - £13.50

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Prince Asfa Wossen Asserate looks at the current mass migration from Africa to Europe and argues that neither building higher fences nor finding better ways of integration will solve the problem in the long run.

Wossen Asserate looks instead to the causes of the migration. He says Europe is complicit in the migration crisis and asks how we can fight the corrupt and authoritarian regimes that block progress and development in Africa.

Asserate is a great nephew of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and has lived in Germany since fleeing the country’s revolution in the 1970s. He is a corporate consultant and the author of the critically acclaimed German bestsellers Manieren (Manners) and Deutsche Tugenden (German Virtues).  He is also the founder of Pactum Africanum, a German charitable foundation that promotes understanding between the Abrahamic religions.

Here he talks to Nick Higham, who became the BBC’s first media correspondent when he joined in 1988. He is now a wider BBC correspondent and a former presenter of Meet the Author on the BBC news channel.

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