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Quel avenir pour l'opposition en République démocratique du Congo ? Moïse Katumbi, candidat à la présidentielle du parti Ensemble pour le changement, et son compatriote Félix Tshisekedi du parti l'Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social, s'interrogent sur la situation politique en RDC et l'importance de l'appui international afin que les élections du 23 décembre 2018 se déroulent de façon crédible et dans la transparence.

In February 2018, Eskinder Nega (left), a prominent Ethiopian journalist and blogger, and Bekele Gerba (right), the deputy chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress, an Ethiopian opposition party, were released from prison. They were jailed for years under the country’s anti-terrorism laws. During a live conversation at the Atlantic Council, Eskinder and Bekele underscored the imperative of non-violence in Ethiopia’s struggle for political reform and the pursuit of democracy.

Economic empowerment makes ethical, social, economic, and business sense, and has the power to contribute to national as well as global economic growth. On the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings, Latvian Finance Minister H.E. Dana Reizniece-Ozola joined the Atlantic Council's Marie Kasperek to discuss what must be done on a national, European, and global level to increase financial success for individuals.

How can African countries leverage “disruptive” technologies to their advantage? On the margins of the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby and Youth for Technology Foundation Founder Njideka Harry discuss how African governments, working with the private sector, can harness new technology and innovations for inclusive growth and development across the continent.


What is financial inclusion and how can it help women achieve success? H.E. Siv Jensen, finance minister of Norway, discusses this topic on the margins of the IMF spring meetings.

In the wake of elections and new leadership, Europe has a window of opportunity to achieve economic reform. H.E. Mario Centeno, president of the Eurogroup and Portugal’s minister of finance, outlines the most urgent reforms to improve the EU’s economic resilience and improve life for its citizens.
Phillip Cornell, nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, discusses Saudi Vision 2030’s drive for investment through the Public Investment Fund, and the prospects for a public listing of Saudi Aramco.

Atlantic Council President and CEO Fred Kempe discusses Saudi Crown Princes Mohammed bin Salman’s March 2018 visit to the United States.