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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Tanzania’s mild response to COVID-19 and its implications for the 2020 elections

Tanzanian President John Magufuli received widespread criticism as he encouraged the public to continue to attend places of worship, rather than imposing stringent restrictions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. As the number of cases rise in Dar es Salaam, what will the spread in the city look like? With the upcoming 2020 presidential election, will Magufuli use the COVID-19 outbreak as a pretext for seeking a third term in office?

AfricaSource by Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

African elections in the time of coronavirus

African elections slated for 2020 are already being affected by COVID-19, with the potential for delays and disruptions to have significant impact on election credibility, political trust, and adherence to term limits across the continent.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Rwanda’s successes and challenges in response to COVID-19

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has issued a nationwide shutdown that took effect midnight March 21. Two days later, on March 23, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rwanda doubled overnight to thirty-six, the most in East and Central Africa. Although the government’s response has been robust, many challenges still loom as the Ministry of Health attempts to mitigate the spread of the virus.

AfricaSource by Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Removing Sudan’s terrorism designation: Proceeding with caution

No aspect of US policy towards Sudan has garnered more scrutiny, from both inside and outside the country, than Sudan’s continued designation on the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list. But the issue itself—whether Sudan should remain on the list and what would be required to remove it—is vastly complicated.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Support civilian leaders in Sudan while we have them

Rather than serving as a wakeup call to those inside Sudan that the former regime was still a force to be feared, the assassination attempt on Prime Minister Hamdok may have instead put Western nations on notice to support the civilian government while it still can.

New Atlanticist by Cameron Hudson

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Bruton quoted in Voice of America on Ethiopia’s rejection of the US-brokered GERD agreement

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Energy & Environment

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Hudson quoted in Bloomberg on Sudan’s efforts to improve its international reputation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Hudson joins Voice of America to discuss Sudan’s decision to transfer al-Bashir to the ICC

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Hruby quoted in the New York Times on Pompeo’s Africa visit

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa East Africa

Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Hudson joins International Crisis Group’s The Horn podcast to discuss US sanctions on Sudan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions