The European Commission's draft for a new “Comprehensive strategy with Africa” published in March 2020 deems the continent a top priority for the EU. The document proposed a renewed Euro-African political alliance based on five pillars: green transition and access to energy; digital transformation; sustainable growth and employment; peace, security and governance; migration and mobility.
How does the proposed partnership innovate the current frameworks of relations between the two continents? How does it relate to the interests and policies of individual European countries? Is the proposed EU strategy in line with African states’ own priorities?