Africa

About Africa

Most of CIP's work in the region focuses on security issues, security sector reform and illicit financial flows.

Applying the Leahy Law to U.S. Military and Police Aid

By Security Assistance Monitor

Dec-01-2014 | Report

A guide on what the Leahy Law says, how the United States applies it and what organizations can do to encourage U.S. action against security forces accused of violations... Read More »

Lessons from Burundi's Security Sector Reform Process

By Nicole Ball

Nov-17-2014 | Policy Brief

Security sector reform (SSR) is increasingly put forward as a solution for a broad spectrum of African states facing security challenges. Yet, for a variety of reasons, there are relatively few examples of successful SSR implementation... Read More »

Advancing a Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

By Bill Goodfellow

Nov-10-2014 | Report

Check out what the Center for International Policy has been up to in 2014 with our end-of-year brochure... Read More »

Africa Forum on Security Sector Reform

By Nicole Ball

Dec-08-2014 | Speech

The Africa Forum on Security Sector Reform (SSR) was held on 24-26 November 2014 at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It brought together AU, regional organization and senior government officials, representatives of partner governments and leading experts in the field to discuss the opportunities and challenges of security sector reform as a component of stabilisation and peace-building in Africa... Read More »

U.S.-Africa Summit: Avenues of Anonymity and Illicit Financial Flows

By Christian Freymeyer, Savior Mwambwa

Aug-04-2014 | Article

As the first ever US-Africa summit opens in Washington, DC, scrutinizing secrecy within the financial system, which contributes to Africa's growing amount of illicit financial flows, remains crucial... Read More »

U.S. Restricts Police Aid to Africa Over Effects of Anti-LGBT Law

By Colby Goodman

Jul-28-2014 | Article

The Obama Administration has suspended U.S. security assistance to Uganda in connection with its new “Anti-Homosexuality Act,” raising the possibility of similar U.S. restrictions for other African states on the eve of the U.S.-Africa Summit... Read More »

Financial Transparency Coalition Annual Conference 2014

Oct-14-14 | Lima, Peru

Mark your calendars for the Financial Transparency Coalition 2014 annual conference co-hosted by the Latin American Network on Debt and Development in Lima, Peru October 14-15... Read More »

Hill Briefing

Sep-16-14 | Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11

With the President’s announcement of a $5 billion Counter Terrorism Partnerships Fund in late May, the Obama administration is greatly expanding U.S. foreign security assistance to combat terrorism around the world. Join us for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities created by this announcement... Read More »

Series Premiere: Years of Living Dangerously

Apr-10-14 | Showtime

From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change... Read More »

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