Mar 13, 2023

The US has gotten the day to day right in Africa policy. Time to think bigger.

By Aubrey Hruby

The Biden administration’s commitment to high-level engagement with African leaders is welcome, but its recent US-Africa Leaders summit should have been a launch pad for big, bold ideas.

Africa English


Mar 9, 2023

How genealogy can help restore historical ties through meaningful diaspora engagement

By Tyrell Junius

If the United States truly wants to embrace the African diaspora, it must create policies that promote the digitization of records and the creation of databases that are affordable and accessible to the public.

Africa Inclusive Growth


Feb 23, 2023

The African Union is at a crossroads. It’s time to seize its moment.

By Rama Yade

The African Union needs to be strong inside to be strong outside. The new chair will need to kick off an exploration of the Union's organization, identity, role, and means.

Africa General Africa


Feb 8, 2023

Pan-Africanism and soccer: How Africa can secure its next diplomatic win

By Deneyse A. Kirkpatrick

Morocco’s magical run at the 2022 World Cup, where it became the first African nation to reach the semifinal, was celebrated across the continent. What brought Morocco to that moment was not just talent, but also the Pan-African movement that opened doors for African nations’ inclusion in global institutions like the Fédération Internationale De Football […]

Africa International Organizations


Jan 30, 2023

How the international community can help restore Sudan’s democracy

By Sami Abdelhalim Saeed

A number of challenges confront Sudan on its road to democracy. How the country's leaders and the international community address them could either make or break the dreams of the 2019 revolution.

Africa Democratic Transitions


Jan 18, 2023

Here’s how President Biden can build on the promise of his Africa summit

By Rama Yade

After an eight-year hiatus, the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit returned to Washington last month amid heightened global geopolitical tension and economic uncertainty. Why? Because Africa’s voice, economic potential, and geopolitical posture are more critical than ever. And the United States knows it. The United States has traditionally focused on security priorities in its African engagement. This […]

Africa Economy & Business


Dec 13, 2022

US-Africa Leaders Summit could make history—if leaders recalibrate trade relations

By Hippolyte Fofack

Africa has been squeezed into a limited role in global value chains. But leaders in Washington this week can rebalance the US-African trade relationship—and fulfill Africa's economic potential.

Africa Economy & Business


Dec 2, 2022

The Africa investment imperative: Diversification and resilience amid economic downturns

By Aubrey Hruby and Guillaume Arditti

At a time when investors are faced with high risks due to a global economic downturn, African markets are a viable investment opportunity.

Africa Democratic Transitions


Oct 12, 2022

Before moving forward, King Charles III must address the Commonwealth’s past with Africa

By Alexander Tripp and Caitlin Mittrick

The queen’s death brought the monarchy’s legacy of colonialism on the African continent to the fore. What’s next for the Commonwealth and Africa?

Africa International Norms


Oct 7, 2022

How Niger’s safety net helps its most vulnerable citizens thrive amid crises

By Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou and Mamta Murthi

The World Bank's Wadata Talaka safety-net partnership program with Niger aims to empower women in the country and protect its human-capital gains in the face of overlapping shocks.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action