Online Event: Africa Matters to U.S. Cities: U.S. Diplomacy under President Biden

Over the past few decades, Africa has shaped the wealth, for­eign pol­i­cy pro­file, aca­d­e­m­ic suc­cess, and cul­tur­al life of America’s major cities. As part of a year-long research project, the CSIS Africa Pro­gram pro­filed the var­i­ous ties 15 indi­vid­ual U.S. cities have to the con­ti­nent; veer­ing away from the recur­rent themes of doom and gloom…

UN agencies, partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile

In a major mile­stone in the fight against dead­ly dis­eases, Unit­ed Nations agen­cies and human­i­tar­i­an part­ners announced on Tues­day, the estab­lish­ment of a glob­al Ebo­la vac­cine stock­pile, to help con­trol future epi­demics by ensur­ing time­ly access to vac­cines for pop­u­la­tions at risk, dur­ing outbreaks. 

West Africa: Democracy ‘a constant process’ top UN official tells Security Council 

While elec­tions are one-time events, “democ­ra­cy is a con­stant process of delib­er­a­tion and con­sul­ta­tion” where dia­logue pro­vides an “impor­tant are­na for the build­ing of nation­al con­sen­sus”, the top UN offi­cial in West Africa told the Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil on Monday.