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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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Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Egypt grapples with political uncertainty under El-Sisi

By Rabah Arezki

Egypt faces economic challenges with heavy debt and political unrest. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's reelection may not prompt reforms, exacerbating inflation and currency devaluation. Gulf aid hinges on reforms, while militarization impedes change. Regional tensions heighten instability risks.

Conflict Elections

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Stabilizing revenue will lead Kenya to greater prosperity

By Robert Mudida

Kenya aims to grow manufacturing and GDP via the African Continental Free Trade Area. Formalizing informal jobs stabilizes revenue. Expanding global value chains, especially in tourism, boosts growth. Institutional reform is key for lasting prosperity.

Africa East Africa

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

South Africa needs political change to meet economic demands

By Greg Mills

South Africa's future hinges on political changes, especially the potential shift to a coalition government in the 2024 election. Economic challenges, including rising debt, demand urgent reforms. Global alliances, notably with BRICS and China, affect trade dynamics, emphasizing the need for diversification.

Africa Elections

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Sub-Saharan Africa grapples with development imperatives

By William Easterly

Sub-Saharan Africa confronts urgent development challenges, including the imperative for democratization and institution building, amid critical security concerns. With declining foreign support and China's Belt and Road Initiative rising, worries arise over debt and politicized financing. Despite potential through regional integration, diverse political interests and institutional weaknesses remain obstacles.

Africa Democratic Transitions

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Bakir for The New Arab: How Ethiopia’s Red Sea deal could impact Israel, Egypt, and the UAE

By Atlantic Council

East Africa Economy & Business

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Katz in EconPol Forum: The Geopolitical (In)Significance of BRICS Enlargement

By Atlantic Council

Brazil China

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Novo quoted in The National on South Africa’s ICJ genocide case against Israel

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Novo joins The National to discuss American obligations in light of South Africa’s ICJ genocide case against Israel

By Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Norms

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Asat quoted in VOA on the limits of China’s global influence campaign

By Atlantic Council

Africa China

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Asat quoted in Tibetan Review on the Global South’s reaction to Chinese lobbying during UN review of its rights record

By Atlantic Council

Africa China

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