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April 26, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Podcast Protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Security and Politics in Central Africa

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Richard Moncrieff and EJ Hogendoorn of the International Crisis Group. The podcast addresses some of the many political and security…

July 12, 2017

China
A Chinese worker looks on as locals cross a construction site in Viana, Angola. China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy.  …

December 10, 2015

Politics and Government
Kagame 1 Undemocratic Democracies in Rwanda and Central Africa

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia Business School. Just this past month, Rwandan President Paul Kagame followed neighboring rulers in…

August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

September 13, 2017

South Africa
Zweli-Mkhize-ANC-South-Africa Update on South Africa’s Leadership Fight

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) chooses a new party leader in December. Jacob Zuma, the discredited incumbent, is no longer regarded as a credible option. Instead of running, he…

September 8, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Senator Coons on U.S.-Africa Relationship

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) visited Nigeria at the end of August, leading a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional delegation (CODEL). During that trip, the Senator delivered an important speech in Lagos…

September 14, 2017

Gender
Akilah Connecting Women’s Education to the Workforce in Africa

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Karen Sherman, …

August 17, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Yellow Fever Yellow Fever in Central Africa: A Preventable Epidemic

Gabriella Meltzer is a research associate in the Council on Foreign Relations Global Health program. From Ebola to Zika, recent global health crises have been defined by unpredictable outbreaks of m…

August 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabweans hold placards during a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government in Harare, Zimbabwe. Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Syndrome

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

July 20, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Chinese Farmer in Sudan Chinese Soft Power in Africa

Western media coverage of Chinese initiatives in Africa focuses on trade and investment, resource extraction, the presence of “Chinese boots on the ground,” especially with respect to UN peacekeepers…