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Sep 24, 2021

Make way for Wakanda: The UN Security Council needs an African seat

By Rama Yade

The Security Council was built on the principle of sovereignty and equality of all nations. Its democratization and reformation are overdue—and must consider Africa.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the News

Sep 13, 2021

CBDC Tracker cited in Quartz Africa about South Africa’s test of a digital currency

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

In the News

Aug 15, 2021

Nooruddin quoted in laRazón: Election 2019, a shame in Bolivia? If it was one of the best achieved

By Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections

Blog Post

Jul 22, 2021

China and Sub-Saharan Africa trade: A case of growing interdependence

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

China’s total merchandise trade with Sub-Saharan Africa has increased by 1864% since 2001. Its increased presence in the region not only increases its access and influence, but also poses significant economic and security risks for the US and EU.

China East Africa

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

Jun 14, 2021

No longer neglected: DAS Cook forecasts more robust engagement with Africa under the Biden administration

By Africa Center

Speaking at an Atlantic Council event as part of the Africa Center’s African Conversations Series hosted by Africa Center Director Amb. Rama Yade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ms. Akunna Cook promised a turnaround in US-Africa relations under the Biden administration, avoiding the “neglect” shown in recent years and in contrast embracing African nations as partners across critical global challenges.

Africa Democratic Transitions

Event Recap

May 13, 2021

Zimbabwe: Engaging stakeholders on economic growth and lingering challenges

By Africa Center

On Thursday, May 13, the Africa Center hosted a Zimbabwe roundtable, featuring perspectives from government and the private sector on economic growth and lingering challenges. Panelists featured Zimbabwean Minister of Finance and Economic Development H.E. Prof. Mthuli Ncube, alongside representatives from GE, John Deere, and Old Mutual Zimbabwe.

Africa Economy & Business

AfricaSource

Mar 29, 2021

Africa’s real strategic import for the green economy

By J. Peter Pham

Among its efforts to address climate change, the Biden administration has laid out an ambitious agenda for a clean energy revolution. This will require significant quantities of raw materials. And here the African continent has an important role to play.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the News

Dec 2, 2020

Speckhard in CNN: For Joe Biden, a key challenge in Central America

In better times, the verdant hills of Jinotega, Nicaragua, are carpeted with coffee cherries that yield a superior brew and provide a decent living for the region’s farming families. In the wake of hurricanes Eta and Iota — both of which struck Nicaragua as Category 4 storms earlier last month — many of these coffee farms now […]

South & Central Africa