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Fri, 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

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 in the DR Congo

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.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

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

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.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Congo, one year later

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.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Africa Corruption

Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Englebert in the Journal of Democracy: Aspirations and realities in Africa: The DRC’s electoral sideshow

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Covert Capital: Illicit Finance in the DR Congo

On May 22, the Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a public discussion on illicit finance operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group’s new report, Covert Capital: The Kabila Family’s Secret Investment Bank, which tracks efforts by former President Joseph Kabila […]

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Africa Corruption

Wed, May 22, 2019

Covert Capital: Illicit Finance in the DR Congo

On Wednesday, May 22, the Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a discussion on illicit finance operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group’s new report: Covert Capital: The Kabila Family’s Secret Investment Bank. Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, Africa Center director of […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Tangled! The new politics of the Congo

On Wednesday, April 10, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on provincial decentralization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with Africa Center Senior Fellow Dr. Pierre Englebert and Congo researcher Ms. Lisa Jené. Africa Center Director of Programs and Studies and Deputy Director Ms. Bronwyn Bruton welcomed guests and highlighted the […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Congolese president cites threat from ISIS, seeks US help to fight terrorism

Félix Tshisekedi seeks a "strategic partnership" with the United States to address the challenge of terrorism.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Democratic Republic of the Congo Terrorism
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Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Congolese president discusses strategic partnership with the United States

On April 4, the Africa Center hosted H.E. Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), during his first official visit to the United States. For an audience of senior US policy makers and non-profit representatives, President Tshisekedi discussed his country’s relationship with the United States. In particular, he hoped to […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Partnerships