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In October, the European Union announced a plan to invest 40 billion euros ($47.6 billion) in Africa, a "Marshall Plan" for the continent that would boost economic growth, create jobs and, ultimately, slow the migration of young Africans to Europe.Africa's relationship with Europe may require the biggest overhaul of all.Africa and Europe have a very old relationship, marked by complexity and pain.One conclusion was clear: the EU's current answer to addressing migration from Africa is outdated.Today, Europe may need Africa more than Africa needs Europe, especially if one considers human capital.Africa's job seekers will need work, and Europe will have it.Because strategic competitors like China and India have already identified the human-capital potential of Africa's youth, Europe must move quickly to attract and retain – rather than repel – African professionals.Just as 16th century Europe needed African gold, twenty-first-century Europe cannot do without the African diaspora.
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