November 17, 2020Transition 2021
Climate change is both one of the greatest threats to Africa and an area in which Biden administration policy is most likely to differ from President Trump's. Through his leadership on this issue, the president-elect has a chance to make a difference.
November 23, 2020Mozambique
Nolan Quinn is a research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa Program. On October 14, the Islamist insurgency focused in northern Mozambique spilled over into Tanzania, with an …
October 29, 2020Democratic Republic of Congo
Cobalt is an essential mineral used for batteries in electric cars, computers, and cell phones. Demand for cobalt is increasing as more electric cars are sold, particularly in Europe.
November 19, 2020Nigeria
On October 20, 2020, Nigerians watched in horror on social media as men suspected to be members of the military opened fire on peaceful #EndSARS protesters—a movement responding to a litany of abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
October 1, 2020Niger
Niger is a key partner of the U.S. in West Africa. The United States provides a range of assistance to Niger, but the country stands out because strategic-level reforms have been taken seriously by both the United States and the partner country.
September 9, 2020Namibia
Dirk Mudge, who died of COVID-19, certainly deserves recognition for his commitment to bringing democracy and majority rule to Namibia.
September 21, 2020Women and Women's Rights
Cases of gender-based violence have been rising since the outbreak of COVID-19, and businesses have a moral duty—and a financial responsibility—to act.
September 16, 2020Coronavirus
Although testing efforts have detected over 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 across Africa, experts agree that limited testing capacity has masked the full extent of disease spread and hampered control efforts.