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New Atlanticist

Mar 1, 2023

Experts react: As the ruling party’s Tinubu wins a contested election, what’s next for Nigeria?

By Atlantic Council experts

What went wrong with election administration and what can Bola Tinubu do to win over his critics? Atlantic Council experts, one of whom served on the ground as an election monitor, weigh in.

Africa Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Feb 28, 2023

What we learned from the Russia-China-South Africa military drills

By Atlantic Council experts

Why did these three nations get together? What’s in it for South Africa? Our experts set sail with the answers.

Africa China

Press Release

Feb 27, 2023

Atlantic Council’s Africa Center releases twin reports on Russia’s growing influence in Africa 

At the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Africa Center shines spotlight on Russian campaign to curry favor on the African continent  WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 27, 2023 — The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, in partnership with the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), has released new research on Russia’s influence in Africa. […]

Africa Russia


Feb 23, 2023

The African Union is at a crossroads. It’s time to seize its moment.

By Rama Yade

The African Union needs to be strong inside to be strong outside. The new chair will need to kick off an exploration of the Union's organization, identity, role, and means.

Africa General Africa


Feb 23, 2023

Russia’s influence in Africa, a security perspective

By Sarah Daly & Abdelhak Bassou

In partnership with the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), the Africa Center is proud to present the joint report "Russia's influence in Africa, a security perspective", by Sarah Daly and Abdelhak Bassou, on the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine. 

Africa English


Feb 21, 2023

The power of renewables: Productive use appliances as climate change solutions in sub-Saharan Africa

By Sharmila Bellur

Productive use appliances can mitigate emissions while encouraging climate adaptation and resilience in sub-Saharan Africa. They can push households up the energy ladder and stimulate economic development, if managed correctly.

Africa Energy & Environment


Feb 14, 2023

Hydrogen in the MENA region: Priorities and steps forward

By Giampaolo Cantini

COP27 marked a major escalation in the MENA region's hydrogen ambitions. With several international partnerships now underway, sustained support and forward-thinking policymaking will be key.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Press Release

Feb 14, 2023

Atlantic Council’s inaugural Rafik Hariri Awards to honor Arab leaders in business, social entrepreneurship, and arts

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 14, 2023 – The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East today announced the honorees for the inaugural Rafik Hariri Awards, who will be celebrated at a gala dinner on February 14. As the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center celebrates its tenth anniversary, the awards will honor outstanding figures […]

Middle East North & West Africa

New Atlanticist

Feb 10, 2023

TotalEnergies’ CEO: Europe should pass its own green subsidies to compete with the US

By Katherine Walla

Patrick Pouyanné said at an Atlantic Council event that the US took advantage of an “opportunity” in the energy transition by passing the IRA, so “let’s do the same in Europe.”

Africa Brazil

New Atlanticist

Feb 8, 2023

A more diverse US State Department is taking on its ‘male, pale, and Yale’ legacy

By Nick Fouriezos

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the State Department’s first ever chief diversity and inclusion officer, spoke at an Atlantic Council Front Page event honoring Black trailblazers in foreign policy.

Africa Politics & Diplomacy