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Wed, Mar 3, 2021

The unintended consequence of Ethiopia’s civil war might be a border war with Sudan

Ethiopia is at war with itself—and the international community is struggling to respond. The stakes in Tigray are high and the civilian toll could be considerable. But there’s another scenario, with the potential to exact an even higher toll, that many observers are overlooking: conventional war that could break out at any moment between Sudan and Ethiopia and their many allied proxies.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Conflict

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

African outlook 2021: The Africa Center reflects on 2020 and looks ahead

African nations have mostly escaped the heavy death toll and hospital bed shortages faced by Western countries, but the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a disproportionately severe blow to the continent’s economic ambitions. Fortunately, robust collaboration between African public and private sectors, and particularly innovative financing measures from African development institutions—including members of the Africa Center’s […]

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

What Sudan’s terror delisting really means

The announcement today that the forty-five day notification period to Congress had elapsed and Sudan was finally off the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list is historic. It validates the new direction of the country, which it was set upon nearly two years ago by nationwide, peaceful street protests. More importantly, it represents a definitive break with Sudan’s troubled past—the true end of the Bashir era, which began more than thirty years ago—and holds out the hope for a more prosperous future for all Sudanese. The weight of the moment cannot be understated.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

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Wed, Mar 3, 2021

The unintended consequence of Ethiopia’s civil war might be a border war with Sudan

Ethiopia is at war with itself—and the international community is struggling to respond. The stakes in Tigray are high and the civilian toll could be considerable. But there’s another scenario, with the potential to exact an even higher toll, that many observers are overlooking: conventional war that could break out at any moment between Sudan and Ethiopia and their many allied proxies.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Conflict

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The world’s wealthy countries are at risk of a moral default

Rich countries must live up to their pledges by getting specific about the resources they’re making available to low-income countries—particularly in Africa—to deal with the economic downturn and rising debt. The meeting of G20 finance ministers on February 26 will provide an opportunity to fill in the policy blanks.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark

Africa Economy & Business

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Event recap | Synthetic data, privacy, and the future of trust

A live GeoTech Hour where panelists discussedartificial intelligence and how to address the legal and ethical privacy concerns associated with synthetic data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Berhanu Nega speaks on expectations for Ethiopia’s upcoming elections

On Wednesday, February 24, the Africa Center welcomed back to the Atlantic Council platform Dr. Berhanu Nega, chairman of the Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice party, for a private virtual roundtable focused on Ethiopia’s upcoming elections.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Elections

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Pan-African partnerships advance continental vaccine access

On Tuesday, February 23, the Africa Center hosted a panel discussion on global vaccine inequality, featuring an esteemed panel of global health, finance, and advocacy leaders.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

WFP head offers readout on Horn of Africa trip

On Wednesday, February 10, the Africa Center had the privilege of welcoming back Gov. David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to the Atlantic Council platform for a private virtual briefing on his latest trip to the Horn of Africa, where he met with civilian and military leaders in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Sudan’s outgoing state minister of foreign affairs reflects on regional issues

On Wednesday, February 10, the Africa Center hosted a private virtual roundtable featuring H.E. Omer Gamereldin Ismail, the outgoing Sudanese state minister of foreign affairs, for a discussion on key regional and bilateral issues for Sudan.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Developing countries are sinking in a world awash in cash. Here’s what the US can do.

Economic policy built on hope is bound to disappoint. What is needed is grant aid that does not increase debt burdens—and leadership based on a clear understanding of the problems facing countries rich and poor. That is where the Biden administration is positioned to make a difference.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

How the US can build on its success with AFRICOM

AFRICOM has been a key component of US strategy—and promises to be more essential than ever as the United States recalibrates its international priorities. Africa’s total population will eclipse China’s in the relatively near future and its economic potential is without peer, all of which explains why now is the time to make AFRICOM even better.

New Atlanticist by James L. Jones, Jr.

Africa Defense Policy

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister provides humanitarian update

On Thursday, January 28, the Africa Center hosted a private virtual roundtable featuring H.E. Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, the deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, for a wide-ranging update on the security and humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict
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