Go Africa, Go Germany

19.8.2009

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In the afternoon, we had the pleasure to meet Prof. Robert Addo-Fening, a Historian of the University of Accra, who provided us with a broad knowledge of West African History from precolonial times to our days. Later on, we discussed intensly the question of the influence of foreign, colonial rule for the development of an independent state, focussed on Ghana's case. We are now looking forward to experience even more aspects of Ghana's history, especially on our trip to Cape Coast and Elmina.

Some of us spent this Saturday evening discovering Accra´s nightlife.
13.03.2010 fom Kristin Heinig

Our first day in Ghana... After almost everybody had safely (sometimes a bit chaotically, but who minds...) arrived in Ghana on Thursday evening or night, our programme started straight away on Friday morning. First, we went to the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Center, where we heard a great and very critical lecture on the problems of peacekeeping in Africa. Afterwards, we got nice, hot, African food, including plantains, beans, hot sauces and so on there. We rushed off to meet the Ghanian president John Atta Mills. He received us in the castle's gardens (a leftover from colonialism), among plants I have at home in pots, but a little bit smaller than their African brothers, and a beautiful peacock. From what he said, he seemed to be a responsible and sensible man; only the quite critical questions of some of us irritated him a bit. But that might be understandable, as firstly, such questions seem to be rather unusual, and he had had quite a lot of other appointments on that day, as we saw later on the news (which also featured our visit, what I found rather strange).

After that, the best part of the day began: I went to the nearby Makula-Market with two other of the German participants – and it was just overwhelming. So many people, all of them so open and curious and friendly, asking us where we came from, discussing about Europa and Ghana, hairstyles and economy, everything... and then warmly welcoming us in Ghana (already on the way to the market, so that was not out of commercial interest!). I do not know any case where a German asked a "foreign looking" person just like that on the street after where he came from, and then welcomed him to Germany!
12.03.2010 from Lotta Mayer

Although the go africa... programme is intense and rigrous, it's still the most thrilling and exciting experience a young person can have.
1:48 AM Aug 23rd from Twittix

We all want to become old but noone wants to be old. That's an experience of the lectures of this morning.
12:51 AM Aug 21st from Twittix

15% of the ARD-programme are being produced in the studios of the Bayerischen Rundfunk learned the go africa participants in the studios.
4:00 AM Aug 19th from Twittix

The intercultural communication game bafa bafa is very funny while the participants learn a lot about other cultures.
1:22 PM Aug 18th from Twittix

From now we change the language on our twitter-account into english. Have fun. 7:34 AM Aug 18th from web 87 % der deutschen Bevölkerung vermissen insbesondere Ehrlichkeit und Glaubwürdigkeit in der Politik.
12:59 AM Aug 18th from Twittix

Herr Prof. Oberreuter referiert, dass die Bildung von Volksparteien wichtig ist, um eine funktionierende Demokratie aufzubauen.
12:42 AM Aug 18th from Twittix

In Deutschland kann man eine politische Karriere nicht auf Afrikapolitik aufbauen, bedauert Prof. Hofmeier
8:26 AM Aug 17th from web

Prof. Hofmeier berichtet den go africa-Teiln., dass Bundespräsident Köhler die prominenteste Persönlichkeit für Afrika in Deutschland ist.
6:39 AM Aug 17th from Twittix

Prof. Görtemaker beantwortet Fragen der afrikanischen Teilnehmer zur deutschen Einheit. Z.B. Gibt es ein neues Nationalgefühl?
3:28 AM Aug 17th from Twittix

Alle Teilnehmer lauschen dem Vortrag von Dr. kleßmann, teils mit Dolmetscher übersetzt.
12:14 AM Aug 17th from Twittix

Die nächste go africa go germany Staffel beginnt. In Seeon angekommen beginnt morgen der 1. Vortrag von Hr. Kleßmann über dt-dt. Geschichte
2:38 PM Aug 16th from web


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