May 28, 2024

Sudan is an abject disaster. Is anyone listening?

By Benjamin Mossberg

US efforts in Sudan are not working. Additional visibility and attention can hopefully bring about solutions.

Africa Conflict


May 24, 2024

Behind Morocco’s bid to unlock the Sahel

By Rama Yade, Abdelhak Bassou

The people in Sahelian countries deserve peace and prosperity. Morocco's newest initiative could offer a plan to help attain that.

Africa Economy & Business


May 3, 2024

Why Israel’s ties with Africa will survive the war in Gaza

By Anne-Sophie Sebban-Bécache and Simon Seroussi

The war has led to a bump in the road for Israel-Africa relations, but it will not result in a diplomatic break of the kind witnessed in the 1970s.

Africa English


May 1, 2024

With Africa’s minerals in demand, Russia and the US each offer what the other can’t

By Alexander Tripp

African countries must choose wisely between the United States and Russia in their search for a partner on critical minerals.

Africa Economy & Business
A general view shows the headquarters of the African Union (AU) building in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri


Apr 2, 2024

Why Africans hold the future of global democracy in their hands

By Rama Yade

By the end of 2024, the face of political Africa will—theoretically—no longer be the same. With nineteen elections scheduled this year, the continent will see presidents leave who were elected more than ten years ago (in Senegal and Ghana), uncertain civilian transitions (in Chad, Mali, and Burkina Faso), high-stakes elections (as in South Africa), and […]

Africa Democratic Transitions


Mar 18, 2024

The critical-minerals boom is here. Can Africa take advantage?

By Alexander Tripp

The critical minerals discussion on extraction, national security, and supply chains will move past Africa unless the moment is seized.

Africa Economy & Business


Feb 6, 2024

No more business as usual: The US needs a broader engagement strategy in West Africa

By Michael Shurkin

US influence in the Sahel has waned, and Washington needs to rethink its engagement there and in West Africa as a whole.

Africa Civil Society


Dec 21, 2023

What Kenya’s proposed mission to Haiti says about Nairobi’s foreign policy

By Sibi Nyaoga

Success in Ruto’s foreign policy approach depends, in part, on the success of this mission to Haiti—one that will be hard to come by.

Africa East Africa


Dec 2, 2023

Africa’s priorities at COP28, from climate finance to a brand-new narrative

By the Africa Center

Our experts outline what is at stake for Africa at the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action


Aug 23, 2023

Piece by piece, the BRICS really are building a multipolar world

By Hippolyte Fofack

Coming out of the Johannesburg summit, the BRICS group has the potential to accelerate the process of dedollarization and the transition to a multipolar world.

Brazil China