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Past Events

World Review: Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis, Lebanon's Decline, Rumsfeld

PAST EVENT VIDEO
World Review

Kim Ghattas, Philip Stephens, and Julian Barnes join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Ethiopia
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Africa's Free Trade Economy

PAST EVENT

Council President's Club and leadership members are invited to engage in a private dialogue with Africa’s first Secretary-General of the AfCFTA, H.E. Wamkele Mene, on the landmark trade agreement and its global impact.

Parked trucks wait in 10km queue to cross the Kenyan-Ugandan border from the town of Busia
Reuters

Commentary & Analysis

The Geopolitical Implications of Fractured Fiscal Authority and Fragmented Urban Infrastructure Systems in African Cities

BLOG
Global Insight by Liza Rose Cirolia

Liza Rose Cirolia shares geopolitical implications on African urban areas and city governments.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reuters
Global Cities

Who Benefits from US-China Competition in Africa?

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Some say China's Belt and Road Initiative is a solution to help African countries build modern economies, while others call it "debt trap diplomacy." Who's right and how can—or should—the United States compete?

Belt and Road Workers in Africa
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Research

Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by David Nielson

This paper diagnoses the challenges faced by governments, international organizations and research institutions in mitigating and reversing the decline of soil quality in Africa.

Workers unload a truck of harvested cassava roots.
Food and Agriculture

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development

Experts

Ian H. Solomon 

Nonresident Fellow, Africa
Council expert Ian H. Solomon
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Roger Thurow 

Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
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