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

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

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

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