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New Atlanticist

Oct 18, 2021

Africa’s cultural revolution is here. Meet some of its movers and shakers.

By Katherine Walla

The Atlantic Council brought together Africa’s brightest cultural minds—and the policymakers who’ve helped make their achievements possible—to understand Africa's cultural revolution and rising soft power.

Africa General Africa


Oct 14, 2021

For Africa to go green, the private sector must step up. Could COP26 provide an answer?

By Emilie Bel

The continent possesses an abundance of renewable-energy-production capabilities—but capitalizing on its potential remains a challenge.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

New Atlanticist

Oct 7, 2021

Time is running out for Abiy’s ‘new beginning’ in Ethiopia

By Cameron Hudson

Cheering crowds and soaring rhetoric cannot hide the fact that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s troubles run deeper than just one restive region.

Africa Conflict


Oct 7, 2021

Morocco and Israel are friendlier than ever thanks to the Abraham Accords. But what does this mean for the rest of North Africa?

By Karim Mezran, Alissa Pavia

The agreement between Israel and Morocco sparked a series of chain events in neighboring North African countries that will likely have lasting consequences on the economic, security, and socio-political relations in the region.

Middle East Morocco

Press Release

Oct 7, 2021

Atlantic Council’s Africa Center to host high-level international summit on African creative industries

Inaugural event dedicated to advancing the African cultural agenda will feature African heads of state, senior US officials, and icons from arts, film & television, sports, fashion, and music industries WASHINGTON DC—October 7, 2021—The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center will host the inaugural Africa Creative Industries Summit on Friday, October 15, 2021. The summit will feature senior government officials, […]


In the News

Oct 5, 2021

China Pathfinder report cited in South China Morning Post on the implications of decreased liberalization in China, for other market economies

By The GeoEconomics Center

Read the full article here. Read the report here.

Africa Digital Currencies

In the News

Oct 4, 2021

Mezran quoted in Arab News on the challenges of the UN peace efforts in Libya

By Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions International Organizations

Blog Post

Sep 27, 2021

Inclusive growth needs financial inclusion. Can Central Bank Digital Currency help?

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

1.7 billion adults remained unbanked as per the 2017 wave of Findex dataset, with large disparities in financial inclusion still existing across countries, gender, income, education, and rural-urban lines. CBDCs have the potential to enhance financial inclusion and reduce these disparities.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Shullman on the China in Africa Podcast: Is China exporting authoritarianism around the world?

By Atlantic Council

On September 24, 2021, David O. Shullman joined the China in Africa Podcast to discuss his recent Foreign Affairs article with Charles Edel, “How China Exports Authoritarianism.”

Africa China


Sep 24, 2021

Make way for Wakanda: The UN Security Council needs an African seat

By Rama Yade

The Security Council was built on the principle of sovereignty and equality of all nations. Its democratization and reformation are overdue—and must consider Africa.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo