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  • Germany is facing a double-edged sword – a crisis of labour shortage and a demographic imbalance which threaten the country’s economic productivity
  • Germany must bring in at least 400,000 skilled immigrants a year to keep up with demand because of its ageing population and low birth rate
  • A declining labour population threatens Germany’s public pension system, as fewer employees are faced with the duty of funding the pensions of an increasing number of pensioners

Europe's largest economy, Germany, is facing a double-edged sword – a crisis of labour shortage and a demographic imbalance which threaten the country’s economic productivity. 

The federal labour office estimates that Germany must bring in at least 400,000 skilled immigrants a year to keep up with demand because of its ageing population and low birth rate. In January this year, German Economy and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck said that if the European nation did not

Because emigrants bring with them more than just economic needs from their home countries, migration is a trade stimulant in and of itself. With this movement, there is increased demand for housing, food, transportation and other services which are beneficial to local economies. 

In addition, migrants can serve as bridges to a wider market because they promote trade and tourism in their home countries, thereby creating demand. 

The diaspora population's needs can be met if the African economy is stimulated by the trade-in African heritage. While there are many reasons for migration, one of the most important is joblessness, both within Africa and to other parts of the world. …

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Again, the blatant abuse of, and racism against Africans in Ukraine is another knocker that will not see Africans get swayed easily since they feel they are still being treated like lesser humans.

For America and its allies to gain Africa’s support on any agenda they have, they have to do a lot more to convince Africans than they have had to prior to the covid-19 menace and the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

It is evident that the US, Europe and their allies do not care much for Africa. During the pandemic, the US, Europe and their allies hoarded vaccines and denied the continent the opportunity for equal and timely administration. This, however, was a blessing in disguise in that the vaccines have largely proven not to be effective. A win for Africa!

Since Russia’s operation started in Ukraine, a powerful alliance of friends has worked together to isolate the largest Slavic …

Fairtrade International has committed to double the average income of farmers and workers in Africa.

Speaking during the ongoing 7th Africa Fairtrade Conference, Fairtrade International Board Chair Lynette Thorstensen said despite the hard times brought about by Covid-19, there is hope for the future of African farmers.

“This has been a very tough year globally, however, let us look at the future with optimism,” she said.

According to Thorstensen, Fairtrade International set aside a Covid relief fund in which more than 10.5 million Euros was raised by external governments, retailers, crowdfunding as well as internal sources by pledges from members for relief and resilience support for producer organisations.

“A total of 337 producer organisations from 17 countries have benefited from the fund. We believe that in the current climate, we need to move faster and ensure no one gets left behind.”

Speaking at the same event, Mary Kinyua, the Fairtrade …