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Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Responding to acute challenges in the Horn of Africa, with Finnish FM Pekka Haavisto

On Friday, June 18, the Africa Center hosted a private conversation on the situation in the Horn of Africa in advance of the June 21 Ethiopian general elections. The conversation featured Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Pekka Haavisto, who visited the region earlier this year under the mandate of European Union High Representative Josep Borrell.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Tue, May 25, 2021

Africa is America’s greatest geopolitical opportunity. Does the US know it?

Biden can further build ties with Africa: He should do so not only because these countries have long been underrepresented within leading multilateral organizations, but also because they offer innovative solutions to global challenges including terrorism, climate change, migration, debt, and COVID-19.

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Africa Economy & Business

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.

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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

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

Wed, Jan 6, 2021

Hudson quoted in Bloomberg on increased border tensions between Amhara militias and Sudan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Ethiopia

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