Germany passes updated Africa policy guidelines
The German cabinet has passed the updated Federal government’s Africa policy guidelines, titled ‘A Deepened Partnership with Africa’, which aim to form the conceptual umbrella of German policy regarding Africa as of this year. The guidelines are in line with the European Union's Africa policy priorities and provide orientation both for German membership in the UN Security Council 2019/2020 and for the German EU Council presidency in the second half of 2020.
The extensive list of priorities from the previous guidelines were narrowed down to five, along which the work of various federal ministries should be aligned. With its new Africa policy framework, the German government seeks to intensify its partnership with Africa, guided by the principles and goals set by African countries in their 2063 agenda.