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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, 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

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Oui, le sport peut être un puissant levier de développement en Afrique

English Synopsis: Last month’s African Cup of Nations has generated global enthusiasm and an outpouring of African patriotism, and other important sporting events are taking place on the continent, from South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to Senegal’s hosting of the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics. Next year, the prestigious American National Basketball […]

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Africa Economy & Business

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

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Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Tyburski in Foreign Policy: Malawi’s election was not stolen with white-out

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Elections

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Hudson quoted in VOA on Russian interference in Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Disinformation

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

NATO countries should help Egypt mitigate security challenge near Libyan border

Egypt is facing multiple security challenges for which a military solution is deficient. A complex interplay between internal and external challenges, as well as human and security challenges, is evident in western Egypt and within the area bordering Libya. The mix of harsh climatic conditions, inhospitable terrain, and lagging economic development, on one hand, and […]

MENASource by Amal Kandeel

Middle East NATO

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Sudanese finance minister shares plan for economic revival

On Tuesday, October 22, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Ibrahim Elbadawi, minister of finance of the Republic of the Sudan, for a public discussion on the Sudanese economy. Following the ouster of longstanding president Omar al-Bashir in April and months of popular protests that led to the formation of a civilian-led transitional government […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

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Turkish flag with Twitter logo superimposed

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Digital Forensic Research Lab explores disinformation campaigns in the Middle East

Online information and disinformation has been playing a pivotal role in shaping public opinion throughout the Middle East and North Africa for over a decade. In the past week alone, Atlantic Council researchers with the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) have published four articles examining the origins of various MENA-based disinformation campaigns and the tell-tale […]

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Disinformation Middle East

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Bruton in Foreign Policy: Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize tilt Ethiopia’s election?

Abiy Ahmed took up the reins of government in Ethiopia at a time of profound strife, and through a serious of deft political gestures, including the release of thousands of political prisoners and overturning highly repressive restrictions on civil society and political groups, he probably averted a civil war. His reforms may have been symbolic—critics […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Elections

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

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Hruby in Project Syndicate: Are traditional multinationals ready for emerging markets?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Economy & Business

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Hudson in Foreign Policy: The United States should lift sanctions on Sudan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Economic Sanctions

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Hruby joins AfriCanDo to discuss the US-China trade war’s impact on Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa China