AfricaSourceSep 27, 2022
Here’s what a Marshall Plan for the DRC could look like
By Jean-Paul Mvogo
The development progress the DRC witnessed in the 1970s is now lost. A massive economic assistance program equivalent to the Marshall Plan may be necessary to recover what's been lost.
AfricaSourceSep 24, 2021
Make way for Wakanda: The UN Security Council needs an African seat
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.
Event RecapJun 29, 2021
Prof. Séverine Autesserre says that it’s time for the peacekeeping community to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to localized peacebuilding
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.
AfricaSourceMar 29, 2021
Africa’s real strategic import for the green economy
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.
Event RecapSep 3, 2020
Expert panel responds to incidents of North Korean sanctions evasion in the DRC
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, […]
AfricaSourceMar 26, 2020
COVID-19 in the DR Congo
By Private: 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.