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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

AfricaSource by Matthieu Fernandez

Africa National Security

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Looking for unity in the Sahel

There is a willingness on the part of regional governments to work together on the many pressing security and economic development challenges facing the region.

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

Mon, Aug 13, 2018

After Mali’s runoff, challenges remain

As the attempts by militants to disrupt the democratic process underscored, the security situation in Mali, especially the sparsely-populated northern expanses of the country, remains precarious.

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Africa Elections

Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Pham Joins VOA to Discuss Zimbabwe and Mali Elections

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In the News by J. Peter Pham

Sahel South & Central Africa