About Africa

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

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

By Bill Goodfellow

May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World


Dec-09-2013 | Report

Find out how CIP can make a difference in facing some of the world's largest problems... Read More »

African Peace Facility Evaluation - Part 2: Annexes

By Nicole Ball

Nov-01-2013 | Report

Reviewing the overall implementation of the APF as an instrument for African efforts to manage conflicts on the continent... 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 »

President Obama Should Ignore Buck McKeon's Bad Advice on Foreign Policy

By William D. Hartung

May-05-2014 | Article

The United States' best hope of exerting leverage to rein in conflicts like those in Syria and Ukraine involves working with other countries to exert diplomatic and economic pressure... 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 »

CIP in the Press