Can China and the U.S. Find Common Ground With Africa?

Leaders from Beijing, Washington and African nations have worked together on major initiatives—combating Ebola and supporting peace negotiations in South Sudan, for example. But concerns over U.S.-China competition has limited three-way cooperation on the continent. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Carter Center on April 11 for a daylong conference examining concrete areas where the United States, China and Africa might work together to address some of the continent’s most pressing security challenges.

For three years, USIP and the Carter Center, in coordination with the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, have supported the “Africa-China-U.S. Consultation for Peace,” to explore shared issues and interests and find ways all three sides might benefit from joint efforts.

The senior leaders of the dialogue will discuss their experiences, challenges and progress, and join other experts and officials to consider concrete actions all three parties could take to reduce violent conflict in Africa. Sessions will focus particularly on promoting maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and on countering violent extremism and addressing the humanitarian crisis in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin. Join the conversation on Twitter with #AfricaChinaUS.

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