Atlantic Council Africa Center (Washington, DC)
Ethiopia: Ethiopia - At the Precipice
Ethiopia's declaration of a state of emergency (SOE) in the wake of widespread protests earlier this week suspends the few democratic rights that Ethiopian citizens enjoy and… Read more »
Ethiopia: Draconian Emergency Is Counter-Productive
Following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's sudden resignation on Thursday, Ethiopian authorities announced a six-month country-wide state of emergency (SOE), effective… Read more »
Africa: Ethiopia - in the Eye of the Storm
After overseeing the release on February 13 and 14 of thousands of political challengers to the regime, Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned amid continuing… Read more »
Ethiopia: A Victory for the Oromo Protesters?
The protest movement playing out in Ethiopia is one of the most consequential conflicts on the African continent - more than any other, it has the potential to upend US policy in… Read more »
South Sudan: South Sudan Arms Embargo 'Weakens' Salva Kiir
The US arms embargo on South Sudan not only sends a strong signal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, but ultimately “weakens his ability to hold on to power by… Read more »
November 06, 2017
Somalia: U.S. Strikes on ISIS in Somalia Underscore Threat, Vulnerabilities
On November 3, the United States carried out two separate airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Somalia, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced in a… Read more »
August 24, 2017
South Sudan: What the Country's War Means for Northern Uganda's 'Relative Peace'
Ten years after the guns of the three-decade-long Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency went silent, northern Uganda's local leaders are concerned that the deadly war raging… Read more »
January 09, 2017
Africa: Economic Prospects for 2017 - Ten Countries to Watch
The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a… Read more »
September 29, 2016
South Sudan: A Return to Civil War in South Sudan?
While South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai carries out a public relations offensive in New York and Washington this week, all indications suggest that the country is… Read more »
June 15, 2016
Africa: Eritrea/Ethiopia Fighting - 'Resounding Silence' from Washington
According to Eritrean officials, in the early hours of Sunday, June 12, Ethiopian forces launched an unprovoked assault over the Eritrean border at the town of Tsorana. Heavy… Read more »
June 08, 2016
Sudan: Still a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism'?
The Secretary of State is required by law to provide the Congress with an annual "full and complete report" on terrorism. The Country Reports on Terrorism covering 2015 was… Read more »
June 06, 2016
Uganda: Uganda's Radical Refugee Approach
Earlier this month, Kenya drew international condemnation by announcing the closure of Dadaab refugee complex and the repatriation of its 330,000 mostly Somali residents by… Read more »
May 16, 2016
Kenya: No 'Silver Bullet' for Kenya's Security
On May 6, the Kenyan government announced that it would cease hosting the estimated 600,000 refugees that currently call Kenya home. Days later, the government scaled back its… Read more »
April 21, 2016
East Africa: Gambella Attack Exposes Tensions Between Ethiopia, South Sudan
On Friday, April 15, South Sudanese raiders crossed the border into Ethiopia to attack thirteen villages in the country's Gambella region. Violence and carnage ensued, and the… Read more »
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