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AfricaSource 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.
New Atlanticist Mar 1, 2023
Experts react: As the ruling party’s Tinubu wins a contested election, what’s next for Nigeria?
By Atlantic Council experts
What went wrong with election administration and what can Bola Tinubu do to win over his critics? Atlantic Council experts, one of whom served on the ground as an election monitor, weigh in.
Featured research & reports
Report Feb 23, 2023
Russia’s influence in Africa, a security perspective
By Sarah Daly & Abdelhak Bassou
In partnership with the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), the Africa Center is proud to present the joint report “Russia’s influence in Africa, a security perspective”, by Sarah Daly and Abdelhak Bassou, on the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
Report May 14, 2021
Growing green: Catalyzing climate finance in African markets
By Emilie Bel
While African countries are the most impacted by the effects of climate change, the continent is home to an abundance of natural resources and vibrant economic prospects. To face the climate emergency, overcome the economic shock of COVID-19, and ensure that African economic development is sustainable, growth can only be green. However, tapping into Africa’s vast potential will require mobilizing billions in investment for infrastructure.
Report Apr 19, 2021
Priorities for US-Africa commercial policy in the Biden Administration
By Aubrey Hruby
This new decade has created a unique moment for the Biden administration to reset US-Africa policy. A more multifaceted and nuanced engagement with African states will set a foundation for stronger US-Africa partnerships, support mutual economic growth, and contribute to strengthening US global leadership.
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