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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

Report

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

Report

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

Report

Nov 4, 2021

What future for the Western Sahel?

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

In the News

Oct 5, 2021

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

By The GeoEconomics Center

Read the full article here. Read the report here.

Africa Digital Currencies

In the News

Sep 21, 2021

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

By The GeoEconomics Center

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

Africa Digital Currencies

New Atlanticist

Aug 31, 2021

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

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

Aug 27, 2021

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

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

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

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

Event Recap

May 25, 2021

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

By Africa Center

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."

Africa Democratic Transitions