African member of Bundestag accuse Germans of racism, colonialism
The SPD Bundestag MP Karamba Diaby has complained that Africans living in Germany are the most affected by racism. This is especially true for asylum seekers, he said.
Published: November 30, 2019, 5:59 am
“The enemy has arrived in the midst of society. Unfortunately, this is fueled by political debates,” he told the German daily taz. He pointed out that the AfD chairman Alexander Gauland had spoken during the general debate in the Bundestag about Africans. “To hear such speeches from a top politician is ultimately the basis for violence.”
Gauland had mentioned that the issue of overpopulation was being excluded from the climate debate. In this context, he referred to the population explosion in Africa. But to address this, there is the danger of being labeled a racist.
Gauland is not the only AfD member to have commented on the population explosion in Africa. Björn Höcke, the speaker of the parliamentary group of the AfD and the spokesman of the Thuringia Landesverband [Regional Association] of his party, made headlines when he said that Europe needed to stop African migrants because their reproductive rates would fuel over-population.
Africa has the highest population growth rates in comparison to other continents, and that growth is straining urban infrastructures and producing environmental problems that are compounded by climate change. According to the World Economic Forum, African cities will double in population by 2050.
The sub-Saharan population is increasing at the rate of 2,5 percent annually – double the rate of both Asia and Latin America. If this rate is not decreased the population of Africa will double by the year 2036 (from 2008).
Diaby has furthermore demanded that the federal government act against so-called racial profiling. The police checks in Germany were primarily aimed at black people, he said. “I experienced this myself as a commuter: I am the only person controlled by hundreds of travelers at the station – because of my skin color. This is racist and exclusionary. That does not work.”
Instead, there should be “effective training on intercultural competence and anti-racism” in the police.
Diaby has changed his tune regarding his earlier statements on racism: the former president of the Federal Council of Immigrants, said in 2013 that xenophobia and racism were no longer problems in Germany, but since then he has joined in the race-baiting calls by various leftists.
This week Diaby also demanded that the slave trade and colonialism be addressed. “Many results of colonialism with its devastating consequences are still unresolved and continue to exist. I would just like to remind Mr [Günter] Nooke, the Federal Government’s representative for Africa, who has spoken on several occasions in a way that is reminiscent of the ideas of colonialism.”
A controversial proposal by a Nooke that European countries should acquire land in Africa to curb migration has been rejected by the African Union.
Either the European Union or the World Bank, should build cities in Africa in future in order to boost job creation and development on the continent, Nooke, told the BBC last year.
In an interview in which he outlined a programme on how to stem African migration to Europe, he said African countries should lease their land to a foreigners to “allow free development for 50 years”.
American Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer developed the idea a decade ago. In 2009, he said developing countries should consider giving up part of their territory for what he called “charter cities” constructed by foreign powers.
Such cities, even though they would be in Africa, would operate under a set of laws separate from the host country.
According to population projections by the United Nations, Nigeria could have a population of 400 million people by 2050, which would make it the third most populous country in the world.
In 2017, migrants from Nigeria represented the fourth-largest group of asylum-seekers in the European Union, after refuges from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, German magazine Spiegel reported.
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