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AfricaSource by Jean-Paul Mvogo

Nov 23, 2021

Economic and commercial diplomacy is crucial to strengthening African business

AfricaSource by Jean-Paul Mvogo

Small and medium-sized enterprises are the lifeblood of Africa's economy. Its leaders need to step up on their behalf.

Africa Economy & Business

AfricaSource by Hippolyte Fofack

Oct 28, 2021

G20 leaders can rescue low-income countries by redistributing their IMF windfall

AfricaSource by Hippolyte Fofack

If the G20 enhances the impact of IMF Special Drawing Rights by sending them on to low-income countries, it could add up to a synchronized global recovery.

Africa Coronavirus

AfricaSource by Emilie Bel

Oct 14, 2021

For Africa to go green, the private sector must step up. Could COP26 provide an answer?

AfricaSource by Emilie Bel

The continent possesses an abundance of renewable-energy-production capabilities—but capitalizing on its potential remains a challenge.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Oct 1, 2021

Sudan’s failed coup shows why military reform is a must

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Sudan’s civilian leaders are facing off with the country's powerful military.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Sep 24, 2021

Make way for Wakanda: The UN Security Council needs an African seat

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

The Security Council was built on the principle of sovereignty and equality of all nations. Its democratization and reformation are overdue—and must consider Africa.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Aug 20, 2021

De-risking and transforming institutional capital for impact in Africa: A conversation with Admassu Tadesse and Morten Elkjær

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Mr. Admassu Tadesse, president and CEO of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), and Mr. Morten Elkjær, vice president for the financial sector and business development at the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), to discuss de-risking and transforming institutional capital into greater impact in Africa for attractive returns.

Africa Economy & Business

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Jul 9, 2021

Development policy needs to be DARPA-fied

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Just as tech innovation requires experimentation, US commercial policy in African markets needs to embrace and operationalize experimentation.

Africa Economy & Business

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Jun 1, 2021

A US-Africa summit done right

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

The last few decades of global Africa policy can be defined in a single word: summitry. After five years of absence from the summit stage, a revived US-Africa summit under the Biden administration is a no-brainer.

Africa Economy & Business

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

May 25, 2021

Africa is America’s greatest geopolitical opportunity. Does the US know it?

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Biden can further build ties with Africa: He should do so not only because these countries have long been underrepresented within leading multilateral organizations, but also because they offer innovative solutions to global challenges including terrorism, climate change, migration, debt, and COVID-19.

Africa Economy & Business

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

May 11, 2021

The Basketball Africa League has arrived: Here’s why it matters

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

With the Basketball Africa League set to launch, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center reached out to sports stakeholders across the BAL’s inaugural countries to hear their perspective on why the BAL represents a historic moment. Their feedback provides a compelling case for the developmental, diplomatic, and economic potential of African basketball.

Africa Civil Society