Jun 30, 2023

Boko Haram is a ghost. The US needs to recognize that.

By Alexandra Gorman

Nigeria's new president will need to get all the help he can get—including from the United States—to address the jihadist insurgency that has engulfed the country’s north.

Crisis Management Nigeria

New Atlanticist

Mar 29, 2023

What to expect from the world’s democratic tech alliance as the Summit for Democracy unfolds

By Katherine Walla

Ahead of the Biden administration’s second Summit for Democracy, stakeholders from the Freedom Online Coalition gave a sneak peek at what to expect on the global effort to protect online rights and freedoms.

Cybersecurity Democratic Transitions

Fast Thinking

Mar 1, 2023

What’s in store for Nigeria after a messy election

By Atlantic Council

Why was the election so rocky, and what should the new president’s priorities be? Our experts share their insights.

Africa Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Mar 1, 2023

Experts react: As the ruling party’s Tinubu wins a contested election, what’s next for Nigeria?

By Atlantic Council experts

What went wrong with election administration and what can Bola Tinubu do to win over his critics? Atlantic Council experts, one of whom served on the ground as an election monitor, weigh in.

Africa Democratic Transitions


Dec 13, 2022

US-Africa Leaders Summit could make history—if leaders recalibrate trade relations

By Hippolyte Fofack

Africa has been squeezed into a limited role in global value chains. But leaders in Washington this week can rebalance the US-African trade relationship—and fulfill Africa's economic potential.

Africa Economy & Business

In the News

Nov 4, 2022

CBDC Tracker cited by CoinTelegraph on the low adoption rate of Nigeria’s eNaira CBDC.

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Digital Currencies Digital Policy

In the News

Oct 26, 2022

Lipsky quoted in Bloomberg on CBDCs

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Digital Currencies Digital Policy

In the News

Jun 16, 2022

Lipsky cited in Politico on the IMF’s concerns regarding cryptocurrency

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Americas Digital Currencies


Mar 7, 2022

Quel avenir pour le Sahel?

By Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith

Le Sahel est dans une impasse démographique. S’ils veulent sortir de l’impasse actuelle, les gouvernements sahéliens devront réorienter une partie importante de leurs efforts de développement et moyens financiers vers des politiques et programmes visant à améliorer la condition féminine : en prévenant les mariages et grossesses précoces chez les adolescentes, en promouvant l’éducation des filles et en garantissant la pleine participation des femmes dans tous les secteurs publics et privés, à commencer par les lieux de travail.

Africa Energy & Environment


Jan 28, 2022

eNaira: Same Naira, more possibilities for innovation

By Naomi Aladekoba

Nigeria's eNaira aims to improve the availability and access to central bank money, support a resilient payments system, encourage financial inclusion, and reduce the cost of processing cash.

Digital Currencies Digital Policy