Where Is the Africa-China Relationship Headed in 2021?

“Many African countries experienced an uneven relationship with China in 2020.”

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Build Back Better: Next Steps for Africa’s Response to COVID-19

“Lurking behind the immediate COVID-19 crisis is a broader question of how governments will cope with its considerable and sustained economic impact. The continent slipped into recession for the first time in 25 years in 2020.”

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African Venture and Startup Predictions for 2021

“The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the African continent, and at the same time accelerated major innovative breakthroughs, including in talent marketplace businesses, pay-as-you-go platforms, and decentralized finance.”

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Kenya’s Case of COVID-19

“When COVID-19 reached East Africa in March, the Kenyan government swiftly imposed quarantines and restricted movement into and throughout the country. These measures contributed to the slow of the virus’s spread—the country’s current caseload stands at 3,727 with 104 deaths and 1,286 recoveries—but it did not prevent the near collapse of Kenya’s once-robust economy.”

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A Seat at the Table: African Leadership in a Post-COVID-19 World

“While far from unprecedented, African admonishments of foreign partners have rarely been as forceful, sustained, or public. These rebukes are setting the stage for a recalibration of Africa’s ties with China, the United States, and other foreign governments.”

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COVID-19 in Africa: The Good News and the Bad

“There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic will lead to enormous changes for countries in both Africa and the world. What might a post-COVID-19 Africa look like? We are starting to glimpse the shape of the continent to come—and it’s not all bad news (although there is plenty of that).”

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The Pandemic Presents an Opportunity to Refresh U.S. Policy toward Africa

“This unfolding tragedy presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine U.S. policies, programs, and public diplomacy in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policy toward the region has been fairly consistent. ‘Bipartisan consensus’ has been a mantra – and a source of pride – in Africa policy circles.”

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Philanthropy & the Humanitarian Crisis in Northeast Nigeria

“Nigerian philanthropy is a growth industry. Wealthy Nigerians—there are at least four billionaires and hundreds of millionaires—are establishing foundations and donating money and material to a range of causes.”

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The G20 Agreement the World Needs Now

“Borne out of the inability to strategize toward a solution to the coming oil price collapse, the G20 energy ministers will meet later this week to broker a potential solution. Three important and tangible things can come from this meeting and possibly lead to the G20 agreement the world really needs right now.”

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Pandemic at the Polls

“Sub-Saharan Africa is facing the twin challenges of surging COVID-19 infections and a packed electoral calendar. The region is expected to hold as many as 16 polls by the year’s end… African governments—similar to global counterparts, including the United States—will have to weigh the tradeoffs between public safety and democratic imperatives.”

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