Hamburg, Germany, Jul 11, 2017 / 15:21 pm
French President Emmanuel Macron has been under attack for identifying Africa's development issue as a problem of overpopulation, ignoring the effects of France's imperialism.
In response a question on Africa's needs by a reporter at the G20 Summit July 7, Macron said, "it's by a more rigorous governance, a fight against corruption, a fight for good governance, a successful demographic transition when countries today have seven or eight children per woman."
The event took place in Hamburg July 7-8, and was the twelfth meeting of G20, the top government leaders with major influence in the world's economy.
When a reporter with roots in Ivory Coast, once a French colony, inquired into a possible plan for Africa similar to the Marshall Plan to reconstruct post-World War II Europe, Macron said, "The challenge of Africa is totally different and a lot more profound, it's civilizational today."