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Freiburg Africa Talks

The Freiburg Africa Talks aim to establish a differentiated image of African reality in the city society of Freiburg and beyond. African and European experts from politics and business as well as science and society are invited to discuss specific topics and questions, to present their findings to the public and to offer controversial discussions.
The following presentations took place as part of this series, in cooperation with the Colloquium politicum
of the University of Freiburg:
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Date Speaker Presentation Digital
  • Khangelani Moyo (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Basile Ndjio (University of Douala)
  • Azakhiwe Nocanda-Höhling (Humboldt University of Berlin)
  • Franzisca Zanker (ABI)
African perspectives on migration research.
  • Dr. Linda Oucho (Executive Director, African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC), Nairobi, Kenya)
Migration and COVID 19: Perspectives from Kenya. Recording of the presentation
  • Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy (TU Berlin und Collège de France)
Zurück in die Zukunft. Die Restitution afrikanischer Kulturgüter aus historischer Sicht. Recording of the presentation
  • Dr. Franzisca Zanker (ABI)
  • Judith Altrogge (Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien und ABI)
  • Gerald Knaus (European Stability Initiative)
  • Yahya Sonko (Gambian Refugees Association – Europe Branch)
  • Yorck Wurms (ehem. EU Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs)
Gambische Migrationspolitik am Scheideweg?
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Kuss (Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Institut für Politik- und Geschichtswissenschaft)
Die großen deutschen Kolonialkriege.
  • Professor Roger Southall (Wits University Johannesburg)
  • Professor Joseph Diescho (Visiting Professor at the University of Bonn)
Southern Africa after the Election Year - A further step towards deepening democracy or a missed opportunity?
  • Prof. Dr. André du Pisani (University of Namibia)
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhart Kößler (Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut)
Namibia and Germany: Problematic heritage and current challenges.
  • Prof. Dr. Abena D. Oduro (MIASA, University of Ghana)
The gender gap in asset ownership in Ghana. Recording of the presentation
  • Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (Bundesministerin a.D.)
Europa und Afrika: Ein Friedensprojekt auf Grundlage gemeinsamer Interessen und Werte. Recording of the presentation


"Migration and COVID 19: Perspectives from Kenya"

(25 November 2020)

Dr. Linda Oucho (African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC), Nairobi, Kenia)

Dr. Linda Oucho is the Executive Director of the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Her main field of research is the overarching topic Migration, with focus on international migration of African women; poverty; climate change; as well as youth and employment.


"Back to the Future. The Restitution of African Cultural Assets from a Historical Perspective"

(22 January 2020)

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy (TU Berlin and Collège de France)

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy is the head of chair for Modern Art History at the TU Berlin and Professor for Cultural History of Artistic Heritage in Europe, 18th–20th Century at the Collège de France, Paris.

Her main fields of research are translocations of cultural assets; art and the transfer of culture in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries; museum and collection history; as well as art theft and looted art.


"The gender gap in asset ownership in Ghana"

(2 July 2019)

Prof. Dr. Abena D. Oduro (MIASA, University of Ghana)

Prof. Dr. Abena D. Oduro is co-director of the Maria Sybilla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) and Professor for Economy at the University of Ghana.

Her main fields of research are poverty analysis; gender and assets; international trade policy; WTO issues; and economics of education.


"Europe and Africa: A peace project based on common interests and values"

(6 June 2019)

Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (Federal Minister ret.)

Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (SPD) was Member of Parliament from 1987-2013 and Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development from 1998-2009.

Her political focuses were international poverty reduction and peace-keeping.