In the News

Mar 22, 2022

Darnal at the Chicago Council: The Sahel and Western military assistance in Africa

By Atlantic Council

On March 22, Aude Darnal participated in a panel discussion on the future of the Sahel and Western military assistance in Africa. She advocated for reforming US security sector assistance, a redirection of funding from DoD to DoS, and greater emphasis on supporting locally-led long-term security sector governance and civilian-led initiatives aiming to prevent violent […]

Africa English

New Atlanticist

Mar 15, 2022

Africa’s sports industry is revving up. It will fuel a generation of young leaders.

By Katherine Walla

Here are highlights from the Africa Center's Sports Business Forum which covered everything from optimizing youth talent across Africa to fostering inclusion in sports.

Africa Economy & Business


Mar 7, 2022

Quel avenir pour le Sahel?

By Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith

Le Sahel est dans une impasse démographique. S’ils veulent sortir de l’impasse actuelle, les gouvernements sahéliens devront réorienter une partie importante de leurs efforts de développement et moyens financiers vers des politiques et programmes visant à améliorer la condition féminine : en prévenant les mariages et grossesses précoces chez les adolescentes, en promouvant l’éducation des filles et en garantissant la pleine participation des femmes dans tous les secteurs publics et privés, à commencer par les lieux de travail.

Africa Energy & Environment

In the News

Feb 25, 2022

Farrand joins The New Arab to discuss pro-democracy movements in Algeria and the future of human rights

By Atlantic Council

Human Rights Middle East

In the News

Feb 14, 2022

Sullivan in Syndication Bureau: Circular economies can help us reach climate goals

Energy Transitions International Markets


Feb 11, 2022

Sahel: Moving beyond military containment policy report

By Pierre Englebert, Rida Lyammouri

Over the last ten years, violence and political instability have spread across the West African Sahel. Multiple foreign interventions and local governments have proved unable to stem the crisis.  This report analyses the multiple failures at the root of the crisis and makes innovative policy recommendations.

Africa Energy Markets & Governance


Jan 28, 2022

eNaira: Same Naira, more possibilities for innovation

By Naomi Aladekoba

Nigeria's eNaira aims to improve the availability and access to central bank money, support a resilient payments system, encourage financial inclusion, and reduce the cost of processing cash.

Digital Currencies Digital Policy

In the News

Jan 28, 2022

Lipsky and Aladekoba cited in Politico on the controversy surrounding the Nigerian government’s plan to remove fuel subsidies

Read the full article here.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

In the News

Jan 21, 2022

Aladekoba quoted in Axios on the potential benefits of eNaira, Nigeria’s central bank digital currency

Read the full article here.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

In the News

Nov 5, 2021

Lipsky interviewed by BBC about digital currencies and the rollout of the e-Naira

By Josh Lipsky

Listen to the full interview here.

Africa Digital Currencies