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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Côte d’Ivoire’s first lady objects to proposed US ban on Ivorian cocoa

On Wednesday, September 18, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Dominique Ouattara, first lady of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, for a private discussion on Ivorian efforts to eradicate child trafficking, exploitation, and labor from the cocoa supply chain. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest cocoa producer, with an annual production output of approximately […]

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Africa Economy & Business

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Oui, le sport peut être un puissant levier de développement en Afrique

English Synopsis: Last month’s African Cup of Nations has generated global enthusiasm and an outpouring of African patriotism, and other important sporting events are taking place on the continent, from South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to Senegal’s hosting of the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics. Next year, the prestigious American National Basketball […]

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Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

How should the US approach LGBT rights in Africa?

The framing of LGBT rights as a form of neocolonialism has proven an effective tool for local politicians and religious leaders who wish to prevent progress on the issue – and who often form alliances with foreign religious groups and governments in the process.

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Africa English

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Africa business experts discuss china’s commercial expansion in Africa

On July 15, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on China’s diversifying economic engagement in Africa, occasioned by the launch of Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby’s latest issue brief, Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s Commercial Expansion in Africa.

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Africa China

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s commercial expansion in Africa

The Trump administration has raised the alarm about China’s domination of large infrastructure projects in Africa, diagnosing the growing indebtedness of African nations to China as a threat to US national security, as well as the sovereignty of the countries affected. They also correctly bemoan the unfair advantages conferred on Chinese firms by Beijing’s multi-billion dollar […]

Issue Brief by Aubrey Hruby

Africa China

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Expert panel discusses the state of democracy in Africa

Brenthurst Foundation Director Dr. Greg Mills said out various challenges to African democracy and argued that the continent’s rapid demographic growth “demands an end to business as usual.”

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Africa Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jun 6, 2019

Experts debate the future of global warfare

On Thursday, June 6, the Africa Center hosted a public discussion on the future of warfare, occasioned by the launch of Senior Fellow Dr. Sean McFate’s latest book The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder. Africa Center Director of Programs and Studies and Deputy Director Ms. Bronwyn Bruton welcomed guests […]

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Africa China

Thu, May 16, 2019

Investors and private equity experts on access to capital for women in African markets

On Thursday, May 16, the Africa Center hosted a discussion on women’s entrepreneurship and gendered barriers to raising capital in African markets.

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Africa Economy & Business

Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Zimbabwe’s finance minister discusses reform agenda

On Monday, March 4, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion with H.E. Dr. Mthuli Ncube, minister of finance and economic development of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Focusing on Zimbabwe’s short-term stabilization plan, Ncube presented the progress made on key economic reforms since he was appointed to the finance ministry by President Emmerson Mnangagwa […]

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Africa Economic Sanctions

Mon, Jan 28, 2019

Nobel Peace Prize laureate on sexual violence in the DRC

On January 28, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, for a discussion on the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Introducing the distinguished guest, Atlantic Council […]

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