The chance of a century to end poverty―and how we can seize it. Africa does not need handouts, but positive impulses. It is therefore high time for a paradigm shift: now Europe must invest instead of help―especially since the low interest rates offer the opportunity to make a big difference with a modest investment. At the heart of the “Roadmap for a joint future” is an innovative concept for jointly mobilizing capital to build infrastructure. First and foremost, Africa needs a foundation on which investment, entrepreneurship and prosperity can flourish. This book demonstrates how Europe and Africa can prevent a mass exodus to the North, establish the social market economy and form a strong economic area―in the tradition of the historic Spice Route. In light of the climate crisis and geopolitical system competition, this is more important than ever―also for Europe. A bold vision? Yes. For now.