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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

African Youth Survey launched

On Wednesday, February 26, the Africa Center hosted the Washington launch of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation’s inaugural African Youth Survey: the most comprehensive overview of youth perspectives in Africa to date.

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Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Pierre Englebert discusses the current political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On Thursday, February 13, the Africa Center hosted a roundtable with Dr. Pierre Englebert, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations at Pomona College.

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Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

UN Under-Secretary-General speaks to the complexity of countering desertification

On Thursday, February 6, the Africa Center hosted a roundtable with Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Kenyan president says global leaders must see Africa as “the world’s biggest opportunity”

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta implored an Atlantic Council audience on February 5 to see Africa as “more than just a continent producing security threats or unregulated migration that must be contained,” but rather as a region that has “immense strategic importance to the security and prosperity of the transatlantic alliance.”

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Africa Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Sudanese Foreign Minister outlines priorities of transitional government

On Wednesday, January 29, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted Sudanese Foreign Minister H.E. Asma Mohamed Abdalla. Director of Programs and Studies and Deputy Director of the Africa Center Bronwyn Bruton provided opening remarks and welcomed Abdalla to the Atlantic Council. Abdalla outlined the priorities of Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government, emphasizing the need to make […]

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Political Reform Sudan

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Sudanese finance minister shares plan for economic revival

On Tuesday, October 22, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Ibrahim Elbadawi, minister of finance of the Republic of the Sudan, for a public discussion on the Sudanese economy. Following the ouster of longstanding president Omar al-Bashir in April and months of popular protests that led to the formation of a civilian-led transitional government […]

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Africa East Africa

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Senegal’s economy minister outlines strategy for private sector-led growth

On Friday, September 20, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Amadou Hott, minister of economy, planning, and cooperation of the Republic of Senegal.

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Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Guinea’s president seeks expanded US investment

On Thursday, September 19, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, president of the Republic of Guinea. Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Pham provided opening remarks and welcomed President Condé to the Atlantic Council. President Condé discussed Guinea’s ability to implement reforms and overcome challenges in […]

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Africa Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Côte d’Ivoire’s first lady objects to proposed US ban on Ivorian cocoa

On Wednesday, September 18, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Dominique Ouattara, first lady of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, for a private discussion on Ivorian efforts to eradicate child trafficking, exploitation, and labor from the cocoa supply chain. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest cocoa producer, with an annual production output of approximately […]

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Africa Economy & Business

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.

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Africa China