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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

A world apart: How wealthy nations can strengthen the COVID safety net

The international community has delivered important progress in combating the impact of COVID-19, but much more is needed to assist low-income countries. While the IMF's Special Drawing Rights are a good start, G20 nations must help restructure the debts of developing nations and fund vaccine distribution.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Africa China

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

The unintended consequence of Ethiopia’s civil war might be a border war with Sudan

Ethiopia is at war with itself—and the international community is struggling to respond. The stakes in Tigray are high and the civilian toll could be considerable. But there’s another scenario, with the potential to exact an even higher toll, that many observers are overlooking: conventional war that could break out at any moment between Sudan and Ethiopia and their many allied proxies.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Conflict

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Berhanu Nega speaks on expectations for Ethiopia’s upcoming elections

On Wednesday, February 24, the Africa Center welcomed back to the Atlantic Council platform Dr. Berhanu Nega, chairman of the Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice party, for a private virtual roundtable focused on Ethiopia’s upcoming elections.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Elections

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

WFP head offers readout on Horn of Africa trip

On Wednesday, February 10, the Africa Center had the privilege of welcoming back Gov. David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to the Atlantic Council platform for a private virtual briefing on his latest trip to the Horn of Africa, where he met with civilian and military leaders in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Sudan’s outgoing state minister of foreign affairs reflects on regional issues

On Wednesday, February 10, the Africa Center hosted a private virtual roundtable featuring H.E. Omer Gamereldin Ismail, the outgoing Sudanese state minister of foreign affairs, for a discussion on key regional and bilateral issues for Sudan.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister provides humanitarian update

On Thursday, January 28, the Africa Center hosted a private virtual roundtable featuring H.E. Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, the deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, for a wide-ranging update on the security and humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Atlantic Council hosts foreign minister of Somalia for a high-level roundtable

On Friday, January 15, the Africa Center and the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative co-hosted a private roundtable featuring H.E. Mohamed Abdirizak, the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia. In his remarks, Mr. Abdirizak addressed issues of security, governance, elections, and regional relationships from Somalia’s perspective.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Civil Society

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

African outlook 2021: The Africa Center reflects on 2020 and looks ahead

African nations have mostly escaped the heavy death toll and hospital bed shortages faced by Western countries, but the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a disproportionately severe blow to the continent’s economic ambitions. Fortunately, robust collaboration between African public and private sectors, and particularly innovative financing measures from African development institutions—including members of the Africa Center’s […]

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Fighting for influence in Africa: Report launch events held with the Policy Center for the New South

On Monday, December 14, and Wednesday, December 16, the Africa Center and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) hosted joint public events to launch twin reports on the evolving roles of the traditional and emerging external powers in Africa, with the events focusing regionally on the Red Sea and the Sahel.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

What Sudan’s terror delisting really means

The announcement today that the forty-five day notification period to Congress had elapsed and Sudan was finally off the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list is historic. It validates the new direction of the country, which it was set upon nearly two years ago by nationwide, peaceful street protests. More importantly, it represents a definitive break with Sudan’s troubled past—the true end of the Bashir era, which began more than thirty years ago—and holds out the hope for a more prosperous future for all Sudanese. The weight of the moment cannot be understated.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions