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

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AfricaSource by Jean-Paul Mvogo

Nov 23, 2021

Economic and commercial diplomacy is crucial to strengthening African business

AfricaSource by Jean-Paul Mvogo

Small and medium-sized enterprises are the lifeblood of Africa's economy. Its leaders need to step up on their behalf.

Africa Economy & Business

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Nov 23, 2021

Sudan’s ‘democratic transition is inevitable,’ says the country’s just-resigned foreign minister

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Al-Madhi warned that the political agreement signed Sunday by Hamdok and Sudan’s top general “was more supportive to the coup” than the pro-democracy movement.

Africa Democratic Transitions

Issue Brief by Nicole Goldin

Nov 23, 2021

Generational dynamics of economic crisis and recovery: Prospects for younger and older persons

Issue Brief by Nicole Goldin

Economic shocks affect young and older age groups disproportionately and highlight the insecurity of the youth labor market and volatility of older people’s savings. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated youth labor market challenges and caused young people to either lose jobs or work fewer hours.

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Blog Post by Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

Nov 12, 2021

Labor force participation rates in G20 in five charts

Blog Post by Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

Labor force participation rates, down since COVID, were already declining in several G20 countries. Will labor market challenges be part of the next G20 meetings’ agenda?

East Asia Economy & Business

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 9, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: Khalifa Haftar can make or break Libya’s Paris Peace Conference

In the News by Atlantic Council

After years of murder and misery, long-suffering Libyans finally have a ray of hope: the Paris Conference on Libya, scheduled for November 14, 2021. Ahmed Charai “America’s support for the Libyan peace process is strongly signaled by the presence of U.S. vice president Kamala Harris” Charai argues. Read Charai’s latest in the National Interest on […]

Africa Conflict

In the News by Daniel H. Rosen

Nov 5, 2021

Rosen discussed China’s economic outlook in Foreign Affairs

In the News by Daniel H. Rosen

Read the full article here.

Africa China

In the News by Josh Lipsky

Nov 5, 2021

Lipsky interviewed by BBC about digital currencies and the rollout of the e-Naira

In the News by Josh Lipsky

Listen to the full interview here.

Africa Digital Currencies

Report by Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith

Nov 4, 2021

What future for the Western Sahel?

Report by Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith

The Western Sahel is in a demographic impasse. To work their way out of this dilemma, Sahelian governments must shift a significant part of their development focus and funding to policies and programs aimed at preventing adolescent marriages and childbearing, promoting girls’ education, securing women’s participation in public- and private-sector workplaces, and achieving small, healthy, well-educated families.

Africa Energy & Environment

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Nov 3, 2021

FAST THINKING: Ethiopia is on the brink

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

What moves does Abiy have left? What role is US policy playing? What other dominos may fall in the region? Our experts keep you ahead of the curve on this fast-moving story.

Africa Conflict

New Atlanticist by Cameron Hudson

Oct 29, 2021

Sudan’s coup wasn’t a failure of US diplomacy. It was the dawn of a new era in Africa.

New Atlanticist by Cameron Hudson

In a context where Washington’s voice is diluted amid competing powers vying for influence in Africa, Sudan has emerged as the ultimate battleground.

Africa Democratic Transitions

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