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AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Sep 24, 2021

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

AfricaSource 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

New Atlanticist by Imran Bayoumi

Aug 31, 2021

To build lasting peace, you can’t ignore militant groups

New Atlanticist by Imran Bayoumi

Efforts to stabilize conflict-ridden countries sometimes fail in large part because of their inability to constructively engage armed non-state groups.

Afghanistan Africa

Event Recap by Africa Center

Jun 29, 2021

Prof. Séverine Autesserre says that it’s time for the peacekeeping community to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to localized peacebuilding

Event Recap by Africa Center

On Tuesday, June 29, the Africa Center convened a private event with award-winning author Professor Séverine Autesserre for a discussion on localized peacebuilding and her new book, The Frontlines of Peace.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Mar 29, 2021

Africa’s real strategic import for the green economy

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

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.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Event Recap by Africa Center

Sep 3, 2020

Expert panel responds to incidents of North Korean sanctions evasion in the DRC

Event Recap by Africa Center

On Thursday, September 3, the Africa Center hosted a virtual panel to discuss the latest report published by The Sentry: Overt Affairs: How North Korean Businessmen Busted Sanctions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Sentry’s Director of Illicit Finance Policy Ms. Hilary Mossberg provided opening remarks alongside Africa Center Director of Programs and Studies Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, […]

Africa Corruption

In the News by Atlantic Council

Jun 24, 2020

Englebert in Le Monde: Aujourd’hui comme sous Léopold II, le Congo reste la façade institutionnelle d’un voleur érigé en Etat

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the News by Atlantic Council

Apr 3, 2020

Englebert quoted in Voice of America on the effects of COVID-19 on conflict-ridden regions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 in the DR Congo

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

As of March 24, the Democratic Republic of Congo had only forty-eight confirmed cases of coronavirus, with three dead of the disease. But although Congo is only in the very first stages of the pandemic, the contrast between the degree of state capacity and social discipline that it takes to stifle the disease and Congo’s record on these two counts is particularly worrisome.

Africa Coronavirus

Event Recap by Africa Center

Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Pierre Englebert discusses the current political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Event Recap by Africa Center

On Thursday, February 13, the Africa Center hosted a roundtable with Dr. Pierre Englebert, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations at Pomona College.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Jan 14, 2020

Congo, one year later

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Overall, while there has clearly not been any regime transition in Congo, there are faint stirrings of change. It is long shot, but it seems that the Western strategy of embracing Tshisekedi in exchange for Kabila’s removal from office may yet – possibly, hopefully – bear some fruit.

Africa Corruption