Peace and security in Africa
Despite the rapid changes taking place in Africa, armed conflicts, political and ethnic tensions, border disputes and fragile statehood in parts of the continent remain obstacles to social, economic and political progress. This recognition has shaped also the philosophy of the African Union (AU) founded in 2002. The organization has evolved an African Peace and Security Architecture aimed at finding African solutions to African problems. The industrialized countries are providing the AU and... morePeace and security in Africa – what the German Government and the G8 are doing
The German Government is helping the African Union to create a viable African security architecture. At the centre of this security architecture are the peacekeeping forces of the African Union (AU).
moreSupport for the African Peace and Security Architecture
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. moreAssistance for police work in Africa