Steinmeier in Africa

During his trips to the African continent, Foreign Minister Steinmeier has repeatedly stated that Germany sees the up-and-coming countries of Africa as partners in overcoming global challenges. more

Guidelines for Africa policy

The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa summarises the principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy. more

Economic relations

In demographic and economic terms, Africa is currently the fastest-growing continent in the world, harbouring great economic potential. more


The aim of the cooperation with African countries in the fields of education and research is to raise Germany’s profile in Africa as a key partner in the spheres of education and research. more

Crisis prevention and conflict management

Africa is a key area for the German Government’s crisis‑prevention and post‑conflict peacebuilding measures. A major goal is to strengthen African ownership by empowering African partners to carry out successful crisis prevention and effective crisis response. more

Supporting police work

In post-conflict countries, the maintenance of internal security by national police forces presents a special challenge. To ensure this is done in conformity with rule of law standards, the Federal Foreign Office is supporting police development and capacity‑building in close cooperation with the international peace missions deployed in such countries. more

Development cooperation

The gap between rich and poor people in Africa is continuing to widen and many peace processes are still fragile. Modern development cooperation with Africa therefore remains vital. more

Strengthening African ownership

By providing targeted, multidimensional capacity-building measures, Germany is supporting Africa in endeavours to strengthen African ownership of crisis prevention and conflict management. more

The African Union

Established in 2002, the African Union works for integration, peace and security, democracy and human rights. more

share page:

About us

Entry & Residence

Foreign & European Policy