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Tue, Aug 31, 2021

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

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

New Atlanticist by Imran Bayoumi

Afghanistan Africa

Tue, 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

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.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

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

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, […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Wed, 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

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