Nyka Aukstuolis

Assistant Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab


Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The post Zuma economic bump will be brief

Since Jacob Zuma took office in May 2009, South Africa’s economy has been a story of low-to-no growth, flagrant corruption, and extreme inequality. Indeed, his erratic policies have twice spiraled the economy into recession (in 2009 and 2017), resulting in significant slashes to the country’s credit rating and an overall downgrade of the country’s brand. […]

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Corruption

Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Pham Joins BBC to Discuss Resignation of South Africa President Jacob Zuma

Watch the full discussion here.

In the News by J. Peter Pham

South Africa

Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Total Recall: South Africa’s President Zuma Told to Quit. Will He?

Will he go? That’s the big question on the minds of South Africans this week as their president, Jacob Zuma, was asked to step down by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party’s National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC’s decision followed a marathon thirteen-hour meeting on February 12 to decide the fate of Zuma, who […]

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Africa South Africa

Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Pham Joins CGTN America to Discuss Zuma’s Departure Drama

Watch the full discussion here

In the News by J. Peter Pham

South Africa

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Forging a new era in US-South African relations

On Tuesday, November 29, the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council launched its newest report, Forging a New Era in US-South African Relations. Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Pham welcomed guests and underscored the need for a renewed US-South Africa relationship, which he said has taken on a lower […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Forging a New Era in US-South African Relations

As one of the African continent’s largest and most sophisticated economies, South Africa offers a myriad of opportunities for engagement with the United States on diplomatic, commercial, security, and social fronts. It is a self-sufficient, complex, and dynamic country in a struggling, complex, and dynamic region. Yet, the centrality of South Africa to the United […]

Report by Anthony Carroll

Africa Corruption

Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Africa’s economic prospects in 2017: Ten countries to watch

The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a tumultuous year for many African economies, indeed, “the worst year for average economic growth” in the region in over twenty years, according to a report from Ernst & Young. […]

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Africa Angola

Thu, Nov 3, 2016

McGrath Quoted by Foreign Policy on South Africa’s Democratic Resilience

Read the full article here.

In the News by Chloe McGrath

South Africa

Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Is the International Criminal Court About to Turn Irrelevant?

Decisions by South Africa, Burundi, and the Gambia to leave the court raise questions about its future Near simultaneous decisions by South Africa, Burundi, and the Gambia to withdraw from the International Criminal Court have sparked fears of an exodus of African countries from The Hague-based court that is widely perceived as biased against Africans. […]

New Atlanticist by Chloë McGrath

Africa South & Central Africa

Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Frans Cronjé

On Thursday, September 1, the Africa Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Dr. Frans Cronjé, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR), for a discussion on the future of the African National Congress (ANC) political party.

Event Recap by Africa Center

South Africa