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Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Ahead of elections, Mozambique grapples with violent insurgency

For two years, an insurgent group whose affiliation and motivations remain murky has perpetrated attacks that have killed over three hundred people in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. The government in Maputo, controlled by the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) party, has largely dismissed the group as a collection of criminals without […]

AfricaSource by James Rogers

Africa Conflict

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Angolan foreign minister outlines the “new Angola”

On Monday, August 19, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a public discussion with Angolan Foreign Minister H.E. Manuel Domingos Augusto. Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Phamopened the event by welcoming the Minister back to the Council for his second visit since 2017. US-Angola Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ms. Maria […]

Flagship Event by Africa Center

Angola Inclusive Growth

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Demystifying Malawi’s ‘tipp-ex election’

The use of white-out on results sheets in Malawi’s May election has brought international media attention to the small southern African country, leading some to dub the polls Malawi’s ‘Tipp-Ex election’ after the popular white-out brand.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Africa business experts discuss china’s commercial expansion in Africa

On July 15, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on China’s diversifying economic engagement in Africa, occasioned by the launch of Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby’s latest issue brief, Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s Commercial Expansion in Africa.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa China

Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Englebert in the Journal of Democracy: Aspirations and realities in Africa: The DRC’s electoral sideshow

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Expert panel discusses the state of democracy in Africa

Brenthurst Foundation Director Dr. Greg Mills said out various challenges to African democracy and argued that the continent’s rapid demographic growth “demands an end to business as usual.”

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Sat, Jun 15, 2019

Putin muscles into Africa

What the CAR story provides is yet further evidence that America’s autocratic rivals, both Russia and China, are acting with greater operational creativity and strategic purpose than their counterparts – in this case France and the United States.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Africa Russia
drc

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Covert Capital: Illicit Finance in the DR Congo

On May 22, the Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a public discussion on illicit finance operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group’s new report, Covert Capital: The Kabila Family’s Secret Investment Bank, which tracks efforts by former President Joseph Kabila […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Africa Corruption

Wed, May 22, 2019

Covert Capital: Illicit Finance in the DR Congo

On Wednesday, May 22, the Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a discussion on illicit finance operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group’s new report: Covert Capital: The Kabila Family’s Secret Investment Bank. Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, Africa Center director of […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Mon, May 13, 2019

In South Africa, illicit cigarettes are a smoking gun on corruption

The flourishing illicit tobacco market in South Africa speaks to a less sensational but equally destabilizing set of risks. At the core of this challenge is the state’s ability to provide effective regulation of an industry that is vulnerable to gray and black markets

New Atlanticist by Simone Haysom

Corruption Macroeconomics