Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa

Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent?


Economy, development, research

Africa is bursting with potential. Germany is working to use the opportunities for the German and African economies fairly and sustainably. 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

Strengthening regional organizations

Successful regional integration helps strengthen stability in the region and increases political and economic importance. Germany supports African regional organizations such as EAC, ECOWAS and SADC. more

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