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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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Wed, May 20, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: An exclusive interview with AfDB President Adesina

Watch Africa Center Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby’s exclusive interview with African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on the economic response to COVID-19.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, May 1, 2020

The “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence

While lockdowns and social distancing measures have been essential in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, they have also produced unintended consequences: increased rates of domestic violence. As COVID-19 spreads in African countries, demand for support services for victims of gender-based violence continues to rise.

AfricaSource by Joanne Chukwueke

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

African private sector mobilizes COVID-19 response

In times when neighbors are competing with each other for medical supplies, the private sector is creating partners out of competitors. Across the continent, coalitions are coming together to support public health responses and fight the virus: a private sector response that is even more important in resource-constrained African countries.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

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Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Hudson quoted in Bloomberg on Sudan’s search for revenue sources to pay 1998 embassy bombing settlement

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Afreximbank president champions African free trade alongside COVID-19 response

On Tuesday, June 2, the Africa Center hosted Prof. Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), for a discussion on innovative financing amid COVID-19.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, May 26, 2020

Expert panel briefs Congressional staffers on Sudan

On Tuesday, May 26, the Africa Center hosted a closed Sudan briefing for Congressional staffers who are currently at work on several important pieces of Sudan-related legislation. The private briefing featured remarks from Sudanese Minister of Finance H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Elbadawi and Sudanese Minister of Justice H.E. Nasredeen Abdulbari, followed by an expert panel of DC-based Sudan experts.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Mon, May 25, 2020

McFate quoted in the New York Times on the ways in which mercenaries are changing the nature of conflict in Libya

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Fri, May 22, 2020

Hudson quoted in the Middle East Eye on Sudan and the United States reaching a preliminary settlement over 1998 embassy bombings

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Wed, May 20, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: An exclusive interview with AfDB President Adesina

Watch Africa Center Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby's exclusive interview with African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on the economic response to COVID-19.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, May 20, 2020

The day after COVID-19 and saving emerging markets

While developed markets have responded with historical levels of fiscal stimulus, globally there is immediate fiscal need in the emerging markets to tackle the health and economic fallout.

New Atlanticist by Mohammed Soliman and Francisco Campos

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, May 19, 2020

Hudson joins the World to discuss recent US Supreme Court ruling on Sudan and compensation for victims of the 1998 embassy bombings

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Mon, May 18, 2020

Hruby quoted in the Financial Times on the use of artificial intelligence systems to solve health problems in Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, May 14, 2020

McFate in the Washington Post: Venezuela shows how mercenaries have become a global security threat

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict