: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Germany’s Africa Policy: Time for an Update

The Federal Government’s Africa Policy Guidelines are outdated. The document that determines Germany’s policy towards African states dates back to 2019. Much has changed in the world since then – especially in terms of cooperation with the 54 states of the neighbouring continent. In the coming months, the Federal Government will therefore revise and further develop its Guidelines.
How should Berlin position itself now? What needs to change in German policy towards its African partners? How can and should Germany position itself in order to be perceived as a relevant and credible partner on the continent? With our new blog series Joint Futures, we wish to get to the bottom of these questions and have discussions with experts from academia, practice and civil society.
Why is the revision of the Guidelines coming now?
Africa’s importance for Germany and Europe has increased significantly. The context of Germany’s Africa policy has also changed massively since 2019. The political, economic and social changes in Africa are more dynamic – and more visible – than ever.
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Source:: German Institute for International and Security Affairs


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