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The Sahel and Western Military Assistance in Africa


A panel of experts explore the West’s changing military presence in Africa’s Sahel region and what it could mean for peace and stability across the continent.

French and Chadian peacekeepers talk at the Minusma peacekeeping base in Kidal, Mali

Africa's Free Trade Economy


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

Commentary & Analysis

With Peace Deal, Ethiopia and Tigray Rebels Acknowledge War's Toll

Global Insight by Chris Morris

A ceasefire between Ethiopian government forces and Tigrayan rebels brings optimism after years of fighting.

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International Law and Human Rights

Kenya Has New President, But Election Might Not Be Over Yet

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Experts Kathleen Klaus and Murithi Mutiga join Deep Dish to discuss the results of Kenya’s presidential election.

President Ruto waving to crowd
Global Politics


Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

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

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


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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