Study #10

Africa – a continent on the rise?

The 21st century belongs to Africa. At least that is what the concept of an “African Renaissance” promises. The African continent is going through a phase of transition and new beginnings. It would be in their own best interest for Germany and Europe to continue to support sustainable economic development and prosperity, political stabilisation, self-organisation and further democratisation as well as environmental protection in Africa. Empowering and supporting African states without fostering neo-colonial dependencies should be the primary objective of German and European Africa policy.