The current minister of state for Africa is Harriet Baldwin MP. The minister of state for Africa should be a British person with African heritage.
The Tory government have merged two separate roles into one with the minister of state for Africa. A labour government should reinstate the two separate offices of a minister of state for Africa focusing on diplomacy in the foreign office and a minister of state for Africa focusing on international development in the department of international development. Combining the two is a cost-cutting exercise which fails to give attention to the diplomatic need to reach out to African countries and the need to manage the UK's contribution to international development.