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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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Mon, Aug 31, 2020

A no strings attached policy toward Sudan

Secretary Pompeo’s stopover in Sudan last week marked another momentous step forward in the rapidly warming bilateral relationship between Sudan and the United States—the first visit to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, by a US Secretary of State in fifteen years. Unlike Condoleezza Rice’s stopover in 2005, aimed at heaping pressure and opprobrium on the country’s then-autocratic […]

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Innovating around infrastructure: An interview with Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobissé

Watch Africa Center Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby’s interview with Mr. Alain Ebobissé, CEO of the Africa50 infrastructure fund, on the role of infrastructure investment in post-COVID recovery, Africa50’s own efforts to support African markets during this period, and reasons for optimism in light of African digitization efforts.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

The Sudan Partnership Conference: A turning point for Sudan?

The world came to Berlin yesterday (at least virtually) as part of a United Nations, European Union, and German government-sponsored “Partners Forum for Sudan.” By all accounts, it was a triumph, and potentially a turning point, for the fragile transitional civilian government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, pulling in an announced $1.8 billion in assistance to Sudan.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

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Sun, Sep 20, 2020

UAE, Bahrain deals with Israel offer the Mideast a historic chance for positive change—if the region will build upon it

These deals present the region its best opportunity perhaps ever to bury its bloody, self-defeating past and embrace moderation and modernity. Yet that will only be true if the parties can work with international partners to protect the so-called Abraham Accords Peace Agreement from extremist assault and from Israeli hardliners bent on territorial expansion.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Conflict International Norms

Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Hudson quoted in the Wall Street Journal on stalling of US-Sudan settlement over 1998 embassy bombings

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Hudson quoted in the Middle East Eye on tensions caused by a declaration separating religion and state in Sudan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Hudson quoted in USA Today on the opposition of families of 9/11 victims to Sudan’s removal from the US state sponsors of terrorism list

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Credit rating agencies could resolve African debt impasse

Credit rating agencies should offer a nuanced understanding of the unique needs of African nations. The G20 and global regulators have the power to persuade international investors that a little forbearance could save lives and livelihoods

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Financial Regulation

Fri, Sep 4, 2020

Hudson quoted in the Institute for Security Studies’ ISS Today on Sudan’s recent peace deal with armed movements

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Expert panel responds to incidents of North Korean sanctions evasion in the DRC

On Thursday, September 3, the Africa Center hosted a virtual panel to discuss the latest report published by The Sentry: Overt Affairs: How North Korean Businessmen Busted Sanctions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Sentry’s Director of Illicit Finance Policy Ms. Hilary Mossberg provided opening remarks alongside Africa Center Director of Programs and Studies Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

Hudson quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on the cost of Sudan’s delisting from the US state sponsors of terrorism list

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

Hudson quoted in L’Orient-Le Jour on the political risks to Sudan normalizing relations with Israel

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Hudson joins Al Jazeera to discuss the recent peace deal reached between the Sudanese government and armed movement leaders

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict