In the News

Jun 6, 2023

Blakemore quoted in S&P Global on alternative battery chemistries

China Energy & Environment


Mar 28, 2023

Country spotlight: Unlocking a high-energy future for Zambia

By Maia Sparkman, William Tobin

Smart private sector investment in Zambia could drive a high-energy, high-growth future as the country reforms. This could make Zambia a model for neighboring countries looking to advance their own energy transformations.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Issue Brief

Mar 6, 2023

China in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reaching far beyond natural resources

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou and Naomi Aladekoba

What are the implications of China's expanding involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa's investment, trade, cultural, and security landscape?

Africa China

New Atlanticist

Feb 28, 2023

What we learned from the Russia-China-South Africa military drills

By Atlantic Council experts

Why did these three nations get together? What’s in it for South Africa? Our experts set sail with the answers.

Africa China


Nov 4, 2022

To meet energy security and climate goals, Africa needs investment in infrastructure

By William Tobin, Maia Sparkman

To this point, Western engagement in Africa has primarily taken the form of aid. For the continent to achieve widespread electrification and form the foundation for robust economic growth, that engagement will need to morph into investment and partnership.

Africa Energy & Environment


Sep 27, 2022

Here’s what a Marshall Plan for the DRC could look like

By Jean-Paul Mvogo

The development progress the DRC witnessed in the 1970s is now lost. A massive economic assistance program equivalent to the Marshall Plan may be necessary to recover what's been lost.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo


Sep 8, 2022

Zambia: A template for debt restructuring?

By Hung Tran

Zambia shows that progress can be made to render the Common Framework more workable. However, more needs to be done to refine a comprehensive, efficient, and effective sovereign debt restructuring procedure.

Africa China

In the News

Sep 2, 2022

Goldwyn in New York Times: South African Villagers Win Suit to Halt Shell’s Oil Exploration

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Aug 30, 2022

The Just Energy Transition Partnership with South Africa will hinge on domestic reform

By Christopher Cassidy

The JETP's impact lies not in its financial heft, but in its stipulations for domestic reform. The agreement could prime South Africa to take advantage of future investment in its energy sector and eventually decarbonize at speed.

Africa Energy & Environment

In the News

Jul 19, 2022

Khan in The New Times: Women Deliver 2023 Conference: Why Rwanda?

By Atlantic Council

Africa South & Central Africa