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Mon, Dec 30, 2019

McFate quoted in the New York Times on plans to reduce US intelligence efforts in Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Defense Policy

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

N’oublions pas le pastoralisme dans l’agenda climatique

Les activités commerciales liées au pastoralisme en Afrique représentent environ un volume de l’ordre du milliard de dollars par an et entre 10 et 44% du produit intérieur brut (PIB) des pays africains. Au total, près d’ 1,3 milliard de personnes bénéficient de la chaîne de valeur du bétail.

AfricaSource by Abdoul Salam Bello and Rama Yade

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Senegal’s economy minister outlines strategy for private sector-led growth

On Friday, September 20, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Amadou Hott, minister of economy, planning, and cooperation of the Republic of Senegal. Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby provided opening remarks and welcomed Hott to the Atlantic Council. Hott outlined the state of Senegal’s economy and President Macky Sall’s focus on private sector-led growth. He […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Mauritania election primer

Mauritania’s presidential election on June 22 stands to mark the country’s first democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960. This comes as Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who assumed control in a 2008 coup d’état, has agreed to step down, abiding by term limits. Aziz’s ruling Union for the Republic (UPR) party maintains […]

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Wed, Mar 27, 2019

Mali’s prime minister and foreign minister discuss security sector

On Wednesday, March 27, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga, prime minister, and H.E. Kamissa Camara, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, of the Republic of Mali, for a discussion on the security situation in Mali and the Sahel region. Maïga presented his country’s efforts to improve security at both […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Bolton’s risky bet in the Sahel

In December, when US National Security Advisor John Bolton previewed the Trump Administration’s security strategy for Africa, he focused more on the rising financial and political influence of China and Russia than on US plans to fight the “proliferation of Radical Islamic Terrorism” across Africa.

AfricaSource by Matthieu Fernandez

Africa National Security

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Looking for unity in the Sahel

Recognizing the transborder nature of the security, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges facing them – ranging from terrorism to criminal trafficking to a major unemployment crisis – Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chad banded together in 2014 to form the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel). While Western donor nations celebrated this initiative as a proof of the nations’ mutual commitment to improving the security situation in the region, in reality, the G5 Sahel remains heavily reliant on France and other international donors for funding and operational and logistic capacity, and exercises little decision-making power.

AfricaSource by Matthieu Fernandez

Africa English

Thu, Oct 4, 2018

Notes for understanding African migration

This article appeared originally in French in the current print edition of the magazine Pouvoirs d’Afrique. This past summer, one could not help but wonder as the leaders of Europe and Africa, in separate meetings, seemed to talk past one another as they sought to deal with what has become one of the most significant—if […]

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Africa English

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Pham Joins RFI to Discuss CIA Presence in Niger

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In the News by J. Peter Pham

North & West Africa Sahel

Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Pham Joins BBC Radio to Discuss the Mali Elections

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In the News by J Peter Pham

Sahel