Thu, May 14, 2020

McFate in the Washington Post: Venezuela shows how mercenaries have become a global security threat

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Fri, May 1, 2020

The “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence

While lockdowns and social distancing measures have been essential in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, they have also produced unintended consequences: increased rates of domestic violence. As COVID-19 spreads in African countries, demand for support services for victims of gender-based violence continues to rise.

AfricaSource by Joanne Chukwueke

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Hruby in the Africa Report: Africa’s innovators vs the virus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Using Google reports to estimate Africa’s response to COVID-19: A compilation of the data

Google's newly released mobility reports provide statistical breakdowns by country of residents’ mobility to a variety of common locations including retail and recreation spaces, grocery stores, transit stations, places of work, and residences. This blog pursues a deep dive of the data, remarking on Africa's varied responses.

AfricaSource by Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Using Google reports to estimate Africa’s response to COVID-19: Key findings

On April 2, Google published community mobility reports, showing how different countries and regions are adapting their movements to the coronavirus. By graphing this data, we get a unique glimpse into the state and diversity of African responses.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

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

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 in the DR Congo

As of March 24, the Democratic Republic of Congo had only forty-eight confirmed cases of coronavirus, with three dead of the disease. But although Congo is only in the very first stages of the pandemic, the contrast between the degree of state capacity and social discipline that it takes to stifle the disease and Congo’s record on these two counts is particularly worrisome.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Tough times ahead for African oil producers

The precipitous decline in oil prices related to the coronavirus pandemic will have significant economic knock-on effects in Africa. Central African producers look to be the most vulnerable, but the shocks will be felt everywhere.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Angola

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic: In a nation of extreme inequality, South Africa’s poorest are most at risk

A major economy and transit hub, South Africa will be greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all South Africans will be affected equally: nearly thirty years after apartheid, South Africa is still plagued by deep societal divides. As one of the most unequal nations in the world, the virus will affect strata of society very differently.

AfricaSource by Alyssa Harvie

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Pierre Englebert discusses the current political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On Thursday, February 13, the Africa Center hosted a roundtable with Dr. Pierre Englebert, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations at Pomona College.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo