On the 3rd of February 2004, the German Central Department of Political Education (Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung) started a 3-year (2004-2006) program termed Africome, which focuses on Africa. The program is intended to inform the German society about Africa by means of discussion forums/podiums, arts exhibitions, fashion shows, cultural, music and film events/festivals. To mark the begin of the program, the organizers invited government officials, media professionals, managers from industries, academics, artists and organizations to discussion forum, cultural performance, exchange of views and ideas, videos show and music concert. Among the invited honorable speakers and guests are the Nigerian Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, the former German president Dr. Richard von Weizsaecker, the Cameroonian philosopher and political scientist Dr. Dr. Jacob Emmanuel Mabe and Dr. Uschi Eid, MdB, who is the G8-Africa-Representative of the present German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Afritopic was there and reports below.
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