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The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center promotes dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and helps redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.

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Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Africa’s venture space attracts global interest

African startups are on an upward fundraising trend in 2020 and global investors are taking note. Last year the amount of venture capital channeled into African opportunities surpassed the $725.6M raised in 2018 by nearly $500,000. There were over ninety African companies that raised over a million dollars each in 2019, with Nigerian companies attracting the lion’s share of over $650 million.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Economy & Business

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Sudan’s uncertain road ahead

Nearly six months in, the governing bargain between civilians and security forces seems to be holding strong, but there has been little concrete progress towards determining which side will emerge as the dominant actor at the end of the transition. That means that there is ongoing uncertainty over who ultimately is in charge, not only today, but well into the future. And uncertainty over what the political future will be means uncertainty over whether – and which – people will have jobs and the resources they need to support their families.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Congo, one year later

Overall, while there has clearly not been any regime transition in Congo, there are faint stirrings of change. It is long shot, but it seems that the Western strategy of embracing Tshisekedi in exchange for Kabila’s removal from office may yet – possibly, hopefully – bear some fruit.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Africa Corruption

Experts

Content

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Hudson joins Voice of America to discuss Sudan’s decision to transfer al-Bashir to the ICC

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Hruby quoted in the New York Times on Pompeo’s Africa visit

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa East Africa

Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Hudson joins International Crisis Group’s The Horn podcast to discuss US sanctions on Sudan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

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

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Hruby joins the China-Africa Project to discuss the complex US-China-Africa relationship

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa China

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Hudson quoted in The Hill on Sudan-Israel talks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Israel

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Hudson in Foreign Policy: Sudan is remaking its relationship with the rest of the world

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Hudson quoted in the Washington Post on Sudan’s cooperation with the ICC

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa International Organizations

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Africa’s venture space attracts global interest

African startups are on an upward fundraising trend in 2020 and global investors are taking note. Last year the amount of venture capital channeled into African opportunities surpassed the $725.6M raised in 2018 by nearly $500,000. There were over ninety African companies that raised over a million dollars each in 2019, with Nigerian companies attracting the lion’s share of over $650 million.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

UN Under-Secretary-General speaks to the complexity of countering desertification

On Thursday, February 6, the Africa Center hosted a roundtable with Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Events

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

African aspirations: Launching the African Youth Survey

The Washington, DC launch of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation’s African Youth Survey, which endeavors to transform the global narrative on Africa.

3:30pm Washington DC