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Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Hruby joins the China Africa project to discuss Chinese commercial expansion in Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa China

Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Hudson quoted in Foreign Policy on US decision not to sanction Sudanese security forces

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Mezran quoted in the Diplomat on China in North Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Markets North Africa

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

How should the US approach LGBT rights in Africa?

The framing of LGBT rights as a form of neocolonialism has proven an effective tool for local politicians and religious leaders who wish to prevent progress on the issue – and who often form alliances with foreign religious groups and governments in the process.

AfricaSource by Stephanie Mithika

Africa English

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Reviewing Mauritania’s historic election

Mauritania’s June 22 presidential election marked the country’s first democratic transfer of power since independence

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Sudan’s power-sharing deal: An exercise in optimism

Until there is greater clarity on how the Sovereign Council will function, how it will relate to the prime minister and his Council of Ministers, and what the duties, responsibilities, and authorities of the Legislative Council will be, the agreement will remain little more than words on a page.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa East Africa

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Hruby joins the Center for Global Development to discuss prospects for prosper Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Inclusive Growth

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Africa business experts discuss china’s commercial expansion in Africa

On July 15, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on China’s diversifying economic engagement in Africa, occasioned by the launch of Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby’s latest issue brief, Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s Commercial Expansion in Africa.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa China

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Bruton joins Public Radio International to discuss whether the United States should negotiate with al-Shabaab

In the News by Atlantic Council

Extremism Somalia

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s commercial expansion in Africa

The Trump administration has raised the alarm about China’s domination of large infrastructure projects in Africa, diagnosing the growing indebtedness of African nations to China as a threat to US national security, as well as the sovereignty of the countries affected. They also correctly bemoan the unfair advantages conferred on Chinese firms by Beijing’s multi-billion dollar […]

Issue Brief by Aubrey Hruby

Africa China