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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

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Fighting for influence in Africa: Report launch events held with the Policy Center for the New South

On Monday, December 14, and Wednesday, December 16, the Africa Center and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) hosted joint public events to launch twin reports on the evolving roles of the traditional and emerging external powers in Africa, with the events focusing regionally on the Red Sea and the Sahel.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Bello in Deutsche Welle: Pour une meilleure santé africaine

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Englebert quoted in Voice of America on the effects of COVID-19 on conflict-ridden regions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict