Minister Westerwelle introduced the Federal Government’s Strategy for Africa. For Germany this highlighted the necessity to maintain and deepen old friendships, but also to make a concerted and conscious effort to establish new ones.
moreNew Chapter in German-African partnership
Improving the security situation in Africa is one of the German Government's key goals. The Federal Foreign Office has developed its own G8 Africa Programme focusing on three areas of great significance for security in Africa: peace missions, police work and addressing the causes of conflict. morePeace and security in Africa
The African Union (AU) was founded in 2002 as the successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU). According to its founding charter, the AU mandate covers all aspects of how people live together in Africa, particularly integration, peace and security, democracy, and human rights. moreThe African Union
After decades of civil war in the Sudan, the southern part of the country has achieved independence. Germany supports political approaches to conflict resolution, seconds soldiers and police officers within the framework of the UN missions, and provides humanitarian aid. moreSudan/South Sudan