The Africa Desk, like other political desks, formulates and implements policies governing political and economic relations with African countries. The desk prepares country briefs as may be required and services resident and non - resident African Diplomatic Missions. It also facilitates and co - ordinates meetings between resident African Diplomatic Missions and other Government Ministries and Departments. Furthermore, the desk monitors political, economic, social and security developments on the African continent with a view to assessing their implications for bilateral, regional and international developments.

The Desk also pays special attention to peacekeeping efforts on the continent, such as those in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, and through our Missions in African countries, mobilises moral and diplomatic support for Zimbabwe within SADC and the African Union/Organisation of African Unity.