The mission of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center is to promote dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.

The Center assists policymakers in addressing the complex political and security challenges facing Africa. Within the context of the Atlantic Council’s work to promote constructive US leadership and engagement in international affairs, the Center supports and collaborates with the public and private sectors in forging practical solutions to challenges and opportunities—particularly those that support economic growth—in Africa.

Over the past year, the Africa Center has provided an important platform for assessing and revising US policy in the Horn of Africa and has been at the cutting edge of analysis on the growth of extremism in the Sahel and West Africa, as well as the emergence of new positive economic and political trends across the continent.