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Four Takeaways from Treasury Secretary Yellen’s Trip to Africa

Four Takeaways from Treasury Secretary Yellen’s Trip to Africa

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

By: Edward A. Burrier

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen’s recent 10-day trip to Africa kicks off a year of sustained, high-level U.S. engagement, aimed at demonstrating that the Biden administration is “all in on Africa, and all in with Africa” following December’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. With trips from the president, vice president, and other cabinet secretaries in the works, this “super-charged” U.S. diplomacy is moving beyond the typical secretary of state visits. A close look at some of the issues encountered by Yellen on her trip demonstrates that showing up on the continent may be the easy part of going all in with Africa.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

EconomicsGlobal Policy

Le Rôle des États-Unis dans la Transition Démocratique du Tchad

Le Rôle des États-Unis dans la Transition Démocratique du Tchad

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

By: Yamingué Bétinbaye;   Remadji Hoinathy;  Allah-Kauis Neneck;  Babouh Tih-Kwada Elisabeth

Lorsque le dirigeant tchadien Mahamat Idriss Déby a annoncé en octobre que la période de transition du pays serait prolongée de 24 mois, les manifestants sont sortis dans les rues pour protester et ont été confrontés à une violente répression des forces de sécurité tchadiennes. Lorsque les choses se sont calmées, les autorités tchadiennes ont d'abord révélé que 50 personnes avaient été tuées, mais les groupes d'opposition et observateurs indépendants avancent un chiffre beaucoup plus élevé.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Democracy & GovernanceHuman Rights

The U.S. Role in Furthering Chad’s Democratic Transition

The U.S. Role in Furthering Chad’s Democratic Transition

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

By: Yamingué Bétinbaye;  Remadji Hoinathy;  Allah-Kauis Neneck;  Babouh Tih-Kwada Elisabeth

When Chadian leader Mahamat Idriss Déby announced in October that the country’s transition period would be extended another 24 months, demonstrators took to the streets in protest, where they were met with violent repression from Chadian security forces. As the dust settled, Chadian authorities initially disclosed 50 people had been killed — but opposition groups and independent observers claim a much higher figure.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Democracy & GovernanceHuman Rights

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