In an increasingly challenging geopolitical environment, achieving stability in Africa and maintaining security in Europe go hand in hand. Under the Africa-EU partnership, the strategic objective on peace and security is not only to ensure a peaceful, safe, secure environment, but also to foster political stability and effective governance, while enabling sustainable and inclusive growth.
The African Peace Facility (APF) was created to respond to these strategic objectives and is the EU’s main instrument for implementing the Africa-EU Peace and Security Cooperation.
Check out what the APF contributed to in 2018, be it through preventing conflict (electoral violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia), supporting mediation and monitoring ceasefires in South Sudan or financing major African-led peace support operations in Somalia, the Sahel, Lake Chad or West Africa.
The 2018 report details the main operational highlights of the year with facts and figures, and explains how the APF is managed.