Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Financial Pressure Needed to Prevent Financial Crimes in the DRC

    The United States should apply sanctions on illicit financial networks and crack down on money laundering in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where a "violent kleptocracy" has fueled an ongoing and deadly conflict, John Prendergast, co-founder of The Sentry and founding director of the Enough Project, said at the Atlantic Council.

    Increased consequences for government corruption and humanitarian atrocities are brought to bear “through the tools of financial pressure that are used when the United States is serious about a policy issue,” said Prendergast. Such measures can be seen in Washington’s dealings with Iran and North Korea. In regions such as the DRC, “by far the deadliest warzone in the world since World War II,” according to Prendergast, “conventional tools of diplomacy and crisis response are simply inadequate.”

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  • Disrupting Illicit Financial Flows in Congo

    On Thursday, October 19, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, in collaboration with The Sentry at the Enough Project, hosted a discussion on illicit financial flows in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group’s new report: The Terrorist’s Treasury

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  • Roundtable with Nigerien Tuareg Leader

    On Tuesday, October 17, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted Dr. Adal Ag Rhoubeid, President of the Movement for Democratic Renewal (MDR) Tarna, for a private roundtable discussion on the security situation in Niger and the broader Sahel region.
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  • Briefing on the Electoral Commission’s Plans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    On Thursday, October 5, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted an exclusive briefing with Mr. Corneille Nangaa Yobeluo, President of the Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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  • Roundtable with H.E. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

    On Wednesday, September 20, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a roundtable discussion with His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of the Republic of Mali.

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  • Atlantic Council Report Featured in the Washington Post: Report Recommends Consolidating State Dept. Foreign Aid Programs Under USAID


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  • McFate Joins VOA to Discuss Private Guns in Sub-Saharan Africa


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  • Roundtable on the Central African Republic

    On Tuesday, May 16, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, in partnership with the Enough Project, hosted Nathalia Dukhan, Field Researcher and Analyst for the Enough Project, for a private roundtable discussion on the current situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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  • Opposition Leader Katumbi to Return to the DRC

    Moïse Katumbi, a prominent opposition leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), will return to the country to continue the fight for the first peaceful, democratic transition in its history.

    “My heart is with the Congolese people,” Katumbi said on February 16 at a meeting hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. “I look forward to returning to my country and working toward our first democratic transition and the establishment of enduring democracy, prosperity, and peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

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  • Roundtable Discussion with Moïse Katumbi

    On Thursday, February 16, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted Moïse Katumbi, joint opposition candidate for the presidency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and former governor of Katanga Province, for a roundtable discussion on the evolving political situation in the country.
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