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.



May 3, 2024

G7 pledges to end coal—but only inclusive action will make a real climate impact

By Elena Benaim

During the G7 energy ministerial in Turin, Italy, climate, energy, and environment ministers made a historic pledge to phase out coal power plants by 2035 among other agreements. But members ultimately need to turn pledges into action to blunt the impacts of climate change.

Africa Brazil


May 3, 2024

Why Israel’s ties with Africa will survive the war in Gaza

By Anne-Sophie Sebban-Bécache and Simon Seroussi

The war has led to a bump in the road for Israel-Africa relations, but it will not result in a diplomatic break of the kind witnessed in the 1970s.

Africa English

African creatives

May 1, 2024

Creative visionary Elroy Fillis-Bell showcases the impact of dance across the continent 

By Africa Center

Joburg Ballet Chief Executive Officer Elroy Fillis-Bell is an advocate for the arts and believes that dance provides a unique way for communities to engage

Africa Economy & Business


May 1, 2024

With Africa’s minerals in demand, Russia and the US each offer what the other can’t

By Alexander Tripp

African countries must choose wisely between the United States and Russia in their search for a partner on critical minerals.

Africa Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Apr 24, 2024

Dispatch from Rome: Political stability gives Italy a chance to step into the spotlight

By Jörn Fleck, Rachel Rizzo, James Batchik, Nicholas O’Connell

With newfound steadiness at home, Rome can make its priorities for the West heard, especially the security of the Mediterranean and outreach to Africa.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia


Apr 24, 2024

Natural gas and the energy transition: Security, equity, and achieving net zero

By Phillip Cornell

A new report on the future of natural gas in the energy mix and financing in the context of the energy transition and energy security prerogatives.

Africa Central Asia

New Atlanticist

Apr 23, 2024

Senegal’s new political landscape offers a new start for the West

By Mayecor Sar

There's an opportunity for countries in the West to establish more tightly knit relationships with Senegal—but only if they’re willing to create equitable partnerships that foster development and stability.

Africa Elections

In the News

Apr 22, 2024

Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow Michael Schuman and Nonresident Fellow Oscar Meywa Otele in The Atlantic

By Michael Schuman, Oscar Meywa Otele

On April 21st, Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow Michael Schuman published an article in The Atlantic discussing China’s consumption of donkeys in Africa and its broader implications for exploitation in the Global South. Nonresident Fellow Oscar Meywa Otele was interviewed on the need for responsible leadership from China in its engagement with African countries.

Africa China


Apr 18, 2024

Delivering results for the South: The Bretton Woods system we need

By Otaviano Canuto, Hafez Ghanem, Youssef El Jai, and Stéphane Le Bouder

2024 marks 80 years of the Bretton Woods system. What reforms will keep the system viable into its next century—and delivering results for all countries, including those of the Global South?

Africa Economy & Business

In the News

Apr 15, 2024

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Sending Cyprus gas to Egypt

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia