It is certainly a media outing that was not expected. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and, for years, the richest man on the planet, called on European leaders to “make it more difficult for Africans to access the European continent by the present roads . “
In an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Microsoft founder Bill Gates warned European nations against their welcoming policy towards African migrants.
According to the richest man in the world in 2017, by pursuing this policy, European states like Germany risk attracting exponential immigration that they will soon be unable to manage.
“On the one hand, you want to show generosity and welcome refugees, but the more you are generous, the more it rings out and in return this encourages more people to leave Africa,” said Bill Gates.
He recommended that European nations invest in economic aid to countries of immigration rather than the reception of their nationals. To this end, it commended the recent increase in aid granted by Germany for this purpose.
Gates has created a foundation whose stated goal is to fight poverty and disease in Africa.
The remarks of Bill Gates intervene in the context of discussions between European leaders after Italy, through the voice of its Minister of the Interior Marco Minniti, threatened to close its ports to ships helping migrants “if the others Countries do not assume their responsibilities by opening their own ports “ .
Italy has recorded more than 82,000 arrivals of migrants since the beginning of the year, an increase of more than 19% compared to 2016.