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If Europe Wants to Remain Relevant in Africa, It Has to Show Up

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell speaks during a press conference at an EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on October 12, 2020. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / POOL / AFP

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, declared this week that 2021 is going to be “the Africa year for the European Union!” 

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