Programs

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.

The latest pieces from AfricaSource:

Fri, Aug 20, 2021

De-risking and transforming institutional capital for impact in Africa: A conversation with Admassu Tadesse and Morten Elkjær

Mr. Admassu Tadesse, president and CEO of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), and Mr. Morten Elkjær, vice president for the financial sector and business development at the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), to discuss de-risking and transforming institutional capital into greater impact in Africa for attractive returns.

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

Development policy needs to be DARPA-fied

Just as tech innovation requires experimentation, US commercial policy in African markets needs to embrace and operationalize experimentation.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

A US-Africa summit done right

The last few decades of global Africa policy can be defined in a single word: summitry. After five years of absence from the summit stage, a revived US-Africa summit under the Biden administration is a no-brainer.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Economy & Business

Experts

Content

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing August 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Afghanistan Belarus

Mon, Sep 13, 2021

CBDC Tracker cited in Quartz Africa about South Africa’s test of a digital currency

Read the full article here. Explore the CBDC tracker here.

In the News by The GeoEconomics Center

Africa Digital Currencies

Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Pham joins BBC to discuss the coup in Guinea

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In the News

Africa

Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Gregory Meeks: For counterterrorism and economic opportunity, turn toward Africa

After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it has become clear that “terrorism now is global, and we’ve got to work in a multilateral way to combat and fight that,” said US Representative Gregory Meeks.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Afghanistan Africa

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

To build lasting peace, you can’t ignore militant groups

Efforts to stabilize conflict-ridden countries sometimes fail in large part because of their inability to constructively engage armed non-state groups.

New Atlanticist by Imran Bayoumi

Afghanistan Africa

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

A cable from Mali: How to bring Bamako back from the brink

Against the backdrop of two coups, interethnic and terrorist violence moving south toward Bamako, and France shifting its posture in the Sahel, this could be the last chance to stabilize Mali.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel, Petr Tůma

Africa Conflict

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

The 5×5—Cyber capacity and conflict in Africa

We brought together a panel of contributors with various perspectives on the region to break down the state of cybersecurity in Africa and explore where investments in cyber capacity could go the furthest.

The 5×5 by Simon Handler

Africa Cybersecurity

Sun, Aug 22, 2021

Kamal Alam with BBC Somali: Reconciliation of war: “How will the Taliban deal with resistance in the Panjshir Valley?”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Aug 20, 2021

De-risking and transforming institutional capital for impact in Africa: A conversation with Admassu Tadesse and Morten Elkjær

Mr. Admassu Tadesse, president and CEO of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), and Mr. Morten Elkjær, vice president for the financial sector and business development at the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), to discuss de-risking and transforming institutional capital into greater impact in Africa for attractive returns.

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business

Sun, Aug 15, 2021

Nooruddin quoted in laRazón: Election 2019, a shame in Bolivia? If it was one of the best achieved

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections

Events

Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Future of UN sanctions

Online Event Panel discussion on the future of targeted financial sanctions in the United Nations toolkit featuring Sue Eckert, George A. Lopez, Kimberly Prost, and Jacqueline Shire. This conversation is moderated by Howard Wachtel.

2:00pm Belarus China Economic Sanctions Ethiopia