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

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Mauritania election primer

Mauritania’s presidential election on June 22 stands to mark the country’s first democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960. This comes as Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who assumed control in a 2008 coup d’état, has agreed to step down, abiding by term limits. Aziz’s ruling Union for the Republic (UPR) party maintains […]

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

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

Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Cohen in Forbes: Nigeria’s Energy Future Challenged By Weak Rule Of Law

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In the News by Ariel Cohen


Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Charai in Newsmax: The Pope and the King: How Two Faith Leaders Are Changing Our World

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In the News by Ahmed Charai


Wed, Mar 27, 2019

Mali’s prime minister and foreign minister discuss security sector

On Wednesday, March 27, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga, prime minister, and H.E. Kamissa Camara, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, of the Republic of Mali, for a discussion on the security situation in Mali and the Sahel region. Maïga presented his country’s efforts to improve security at both […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Fri, Mar 8, 2019

Cohen in Forbes: Will President Buhari Rescue Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Sector?

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In the News by Ariel Cohen


Thu, Feb 21, 2019

In Senegal, President Macky Sall favored to win re-election

The coalition that brought Macky Sall to power 2012 has largely remained intact.

New Atlanticist by Mayecor Sar

Elections North & West Africa

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Three key issues dominating Nigeria’s election

The outcome of this election hinges on the level of voter dissatisfaction with the status quo, and on whether Nigerian voters believe that Atiku will do better.

AfricaSource by R. Maxwell Bone

Africa Elections

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Bolton’s risky bet in the Sahel

AfricaSource by Matthieu Fernandez

Africa National Security