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Sub-Saharan Africa

Fostering regional cooperation

Sub-Saharan Africa com­prises 49 of Africa's 54 states, all of them ex­cept the five Arab states on the Med­i­ter­ra­nean. In 2016 sub-Saharan Africa was home to more than one billion people. This region has the highest pop­u­la­tion growth in the world. DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung) estimates that the pop­u­la­tion is likely to double by 2050. Germany is very much interested in seeing Africa resolve its problems in­de­pen­dent­ly, using its own capacities. The continent is, more­over, an important part­ner in tackling global chal­lenges. With­out the col­la­bo­ra­tion of strong African states it will not be possible to secure peace and reduce global pov­er­ty, tackle the chal­lenges posed by climate change or resolve energy and raw materials problems.

This map does not necessarily reflect the official position of the German government in terms of international law.

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