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In the News by Josh Lipsky

Nov 5, 2021

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

In the News by Josh Lipsky

Listen to the full interview here.

Africa Digital Currencies

Report by Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith

Nov 4, 2021

What future for the Western Sahel?

Report by Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith

The Western Sahel is in a demographic impasse. To work their way out of this dilemma, Sahelian governments must shift a significant part of their development focus and funding to policies and programs aimed at preventing adolescent marriages and childbearing, promoting girls’ education, securing women’s participation in public- and private-sector workplaces, and achieving small, healthy, well-educated families.

Africa Energy & Environment

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Alissa Pavia

Oct 7, 2021

Morocco and Israel are friendlier than ever thanks to the Abraham Accords. But what does this mean for the rest of North Africa?

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Alissa Pavia

The agreement between Israel and Morocco sparked a series of chain events in neighboring North African countries that will likely have lasting consequences on the economic, security, and socio-political relations in the region.

Middle East Morocco

In the News by The GeoEconomics Center

Oct 5, 2021

China Pathfinder report cited in South China Morning Post on the implications of decreased liberalization in China, for other market economies

In the News by The GeoEconomics Center

Read the full article here. Read the report here.

Africa Digital Currencies

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 4, 2021

Mezran quoted in Arab News on the challenges of the UN peace efforts in Libya

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions International Organizations

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Sep 24, 2021

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

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

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.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the News by The GeoEconomics Center

Sep 21, 2021

CBDC Tracker cited in Yahoo News on central bank digital currencies in Nigeria and Ghana

In the News by The GeoEconomics Center

Read the full article here. Explore the CBDC tracker here.

Africa Digital Currencies

New Atlanticist by Imran Bayoumi

Aug 31, 2021

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

New Atlanticist by Imran Bayoumi

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

Afghanistan Africa

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel, Petr Tůma

Aug 27, 2021

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

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel, Petr Tůma

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.

Africa Conflict

Event Recap by Africa Center

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

Event Recap by Africa Center

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.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo