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Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Watching the spread of coronavirus in Côte d’Ivoire

Similar to many other African countries, the novel coronavirus pandemic poses grave threats to Côte d'Ivoire's health systems and economy. However, as cases of COVID-19 spike, another problem is arising: the country's socioeconomic and political divisions are being re-illuminated and could lead to destabilization.

AfricaSource by Maxwell Bone

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

It is important to monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, its effects on each North Africa system, and the debate between government elites and masses to better understand the situation in these countries and the long-term implications of the health crisis.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua

Algeria Coronavirus

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

A rough road ahead for Nigeria

Africa’s giant, Nigeria, is awakening to a new economic and social reality as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The country of two hundred million has already recorded over fifty cases and its first COVID-related death. News of high-profile infectees is starting to drive social change and spur calls for stronger government action.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Tough times ahead for African oil producers

The precipitous decline in oil prices related to the coronavirus pandemic will have significant economic knock-on effects in Africa. Central African producers look to be the most vulnerable, but the shocks will be felt everywhere.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Angola

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Cabo Verde braces for plummeting tourism revenue

When thinking of Africa, the tiny Portuguese-speaking archipelago nation of Cabo Verde probably isn’t the first country that comes to mind. But it is representative of a subset of small island nations, which rely heavily on tourism revenue. Accordingly, although Cabo Verde has only just recently confirmed its first case of COVID-19, disruptions to travel and trade present existential threats to the country’s economy.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Bello in WATHI: Femmes du Sahel, femmes d’Afrique, femmes Atlas

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Africa Economy & Business

Sun, Mar 1, 2020

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Record Egyptian finds but gas glut beckons

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment North & West Africa

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Bello quoted in Le Point Afrique on the G5 Sahel Summit in Nouakchott

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

UN Under-Secretary-General speaks to the complexity of countering desertification

On Thursday, February 6, the Africa Center hosted a roundtable with Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Absence at Berlin conference highlights Tunisia’s difficult challenges

So-called marginalization at the Libya Peace Summit in Berlin aroused strong feelings of resentment among Tunisians, exacerbating the country’s already difficult economic, social, and political challenges.

MENASource by Alessia Melcangi

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