May 20, 2013
The Atlantic Council's Michael S. Ansari Africa Center hosted a briefing and roundtable discussion today with the leadership of Angolan opposition political coalition, the Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola--Coligação Eleitoral (CASA-CE).

Abel Epalanga Chivukuvuku, founder and president of CASA-CE, the third-largest bloc in the Angolan national assembly, and a delegation of the group’s parliamentarians provided a briefing on the current political dynamics in Angola, prospects for local elections currently scheduled for 2015, and the role of that China, the United States, and other foreign countries as well as private-sector investors play in the southern African country.

Participants at the event, moderated by Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham, included present and former US administration officials, congressional staff, and think tank experts.