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Jan 30, 2023

How the international community can help restore Sudan’s democracy

By Sami Abdelhalim Saeed

A number of challenges confront Sudan on its road to democracy. How the country’s leaders and the international community address them could either make or break the dreams of the 2019 revolution.

Africa Democratic Transitions


Jan 18, 2023

Here’s how President Biden can build on the promise of his Africa summit

By Rama Yade

After an eight-year hiatus, the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit returned to Washington last month amid heightened global geopolitical tension and economic uncertainty. Why? Because Africa’s voice, economic potential, and geopolitical posture are more critical than ever. And the United States knows it. The United States has traditionally focused on security priorities in its African engagement. This […]

Africa Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Dec 23, 2022

The Atlantic Council’s 22 greatest hits of 2022

By Frederick Kempe

Our work to help inform policymakers and the public as we craft solutions to the world’s most difficult challenges has never felt more urgent. Here’s the best of our efforts from a tumultuous 2022.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment


Dec 19, 2022

Macky Sall: Africa needs ‘justice and equity in international relations’ to ‘build its own destiny’

By Atlantic Council

Senagal’s president, who is also the head of the African Union, spoke at an Atlantic Council dinner ahead of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

Africa Economy & Business


Dec 13, 2022

US-Africa Leaders Summit could make history—if leaders recalibrate trade relations

By Hippolyte Fofack

Africa has been squeezed into a limited role in global value chains. But leaders in Washington this week can rebalance the US-African trade relationship—and fulfill Africa’s economic potential.

Africa Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Dec 5, 2022

Can the US and Africa usher in a new era for globalization?

By Katherine Walla

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai discussed the future of US-Africa trade with the African Continental Free Trade Area’s secretary-general, Wamkele Mene, at an exclusive Atlantic Council event.

Africa Trade


Dec 2, 2022

The Africa investment imperative: Diversification and resilience amid economic downturns

By Aubrey Hruby and Guillaume Arditti

At a time when investors are faced with high risks due to a global economic downturn, African markets are a viable investment opportunity.

Africa Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Nov 4, 2022

What to watch next on Ethiopia’s peace deal in Tigray

By Atlantic Council experts

What are the chances that this deal will hold? What role should international institutions play? Our regional experts help sketch out the answers.

Africa Conflict


Oct 12, 2022

Before moving forward, King Charles III must address the Commonwealth’s past with Africa

By Alexander Tripp and Caitlin Mittrick

The queen’s death brought the monarchy’s legacy of colonialism on the African continent to the fore. What’s next for the Commonwealth and Africa?

Africa International Norms


Oct 7, 2022

How Niger’s safety net helps its most vulnerable citizens thrive amid crises

By Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou and Mamta Murthi

The World Bank’s Wadata Talaka safety-net partnership program with Niger aims to empower women in the country and protect its human-capital gains in the face of overlapping shocks.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action