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Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Make way for Wakanda: The UN Security Council needs an African seat

The Security Council was built on the principle of sovereignty and equality of all nations. Its democratization and reformation are overdue—and must consider Africa.

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

To build lasting peace, you can’t ignore militant groups

Efforts to stabilize conflict-ridden countries sometimes fail in large part because of their inability to constructively engage armed non-state groups.

New Atlanticist by Imran Bayoumi

Afghanistan Africa

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

A cable from Mali: How to bring Bamako back from the brink

Against the backdrop of two coups, interethnic and terrorist violence moving south toward Bamako, and France shifting its posture in the Sahel, this could be the last chance to stabilize Mali.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel, Petr Tůma

Africa Conflict

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Prof. Séverine Autesserre says that it’s time for the peacekeeping community to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to localized peacebuilding

On Tuesday, June 29, the Africa Center convened a private event with award-winning author Professor Séverine Autesserre for a discussion on localized peacebuilding and her new book, The Frontlines of Peace.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tue, May 25, 2021

Mali coup: White House official calls for ‘unconditional and immediate’ release of president and prime minister

Speaking at the Atlantic Council's Africa Day celebration, White House official Dana Banks responded to topical issues in African affairs, including the coup in Mali, calling for "the unconditional and immediate release of the president and the prime minister."

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Charting a course in Chad: Implications and analysis

On Thursday, April 29, the Africa Center hosted a private roundtable on the evolving situation in Chad, featuring US, French, and Chadian perspectives.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Washington’s role and responsibility in Chad

In the midst of the fast-moving changes in Chad, there is an opportunity to begin to address the country's democracy and development deficits. As Washington contemplates its next steps, emphasis should be placed on listening to Chadians, engaging the African Union, pursuing on-the-ground diplomatic engagement, and acting quickly, yet strategically.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Civil Society

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Will events in Chad force a reset of Sahel strategy?

In the last week, several columns of rebel fighters have entered Chad from neighboring Libya with the intention of unseating long-time strongman and friend of the West Idriss Déby Itno, Chad’s ruler for the past thirty years. How France and the United States respond may cause repercussions for years to come.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Conflict

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Reflecting on the Bring Back Our Girls movement

On Tuesday, April 13, the Africa Center convened a private event with Wall Street Journal reporters Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw for a discussion of their recently published investigative book Bring Back Our Girls, chronicling the infamous abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 and the resultant social media-driven advocacy campaign and international response.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Extremism

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

From Myanmar to Iran: Kroenig and Ashford debate Chinese influence around the world

On April 2, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss vulnerabilities to the global trading system, China’s preferences for what happens in Myanmar, and the consequences of China imposing retaliatory sanctions […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economic Sanctions