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.

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Thu, Apr 8, 2021

The digital infrastructure imperative in African markets

Over the past two decades, Chinese companies have come to dominate the telecom infrastructure landscape in emerging markets. The United States can slow and possibly erode these Chinese gains by promoting innovative US technologies and providing resources to help unleash the second wave of the internet revolution in African countries.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Digital Policy

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Keys to African recovery: Vaccines, debt, and commodities

In the wake of COVID-19, African markets are consumed by uncertainty about the economic recovery. Because of its large population—1.2 billion people—developments in Africa will weigh heavily on the world. The recovery from COVID-19 in Africa will depend on three factors—vaccines, debt, and commodities.

AfricaSource by Rabah Arezki

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Africa’s real strategic import for the green economy

Among its efforts to address climate change, the Biden administration has laid out an ambitious agenda for a clean energy revolution. This will require significant quantities of raw materials. And here the African continent has an important role to play.

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Experts

Content

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

InfraCorp set to attract global investors to Nigerian infrastructure

On Tuesday, March 23, the Africa Center hosted, in partnership with the US-Nigeria Council, a panel on investing in infrastructure in Nigeria, featuring a launch of the new and innovative Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria (InfraCorp).

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing February 2021

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

Blog Post

China Coronavirus

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, Mar 2, 2021

Darnal testifies at House Foreign Affairs committee hearing on elections in Africa

On March 2, Aude Darnal testified before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights on the topic of Elections in Africa. She highlighted some of the challenges tainting electoral processes on the continent, and discussed some of the lessons learned and pitfalls US policy makers should consider to rethink […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Elections

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

Events

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Strengthening US-Africa commercial ties

Online Event The Biden administration can revamp US-Africa policy by building on existing commercial policies, facilitating green growth, and deepening people-to-people ties.

2:00pm Africa Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy