Australia’s foreign aid program seeks to advance Australia’s national interests through contributing to economic growth and poverty reduction. The program has a strong focus on performance, results and value for money. Australia’s aid to Africa aims to contribute to reducing poverty and lifting living standards through sustainable economic growth.
Australia is optimistic about Africa’s future. Australia has eight Diplomatic missions in Africa supporting bilateral relations with sub-Saharan African nations. The first mission, based in South Africa, was opened in 1946 and the most recent in Ethiopia in 2011.
|Location of Diplomatic Offices||Country accreditation||Ambassador/High Commissioner||Website|
|Egypt||Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea||HE Mr Neil Hawkins||www.egypt.embassy.gov.au|
|Ethiopia||Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan||HE Mark Sawers||www.ethiopia.embassy.gov.au|
|Ghana||Ghana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.||HE Andrew Barnes||www.ghana.embassy.gov.au|
|Kenya||Kenya, Burundi, Somalia,Tanzania and Uganda||HE Ms Alison Chartres||www.kenya.embassy.gov.au|
|Mauritius||Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar||HE Ms Jenny Dee||www.mauritius.embassy.gov.au|
|Nigeria||Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Benin; Congo, Niger Republic, Gambia and Mauritania||HE Paul Lehmann||www.nigeria.embassy.gov.au|
|South Africa||South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Angola||HE Mr Adam McCarthy||www.southafrica.embassy.gov.au|
|Zimbabwe||Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi||HE Suzanne McCourt||www.zimbabwe.embassy.gov.au|