Central Africa

Central Africa is a region struggling under the legacy of conflict and authoritarian rule

Many of the region's governments’ leaders or their families have been in power for decades, and elections have rarely met the standard of free, fair, and credible. There is persistent violence in eastern Congo, Anglophone Cameroon, and the Central African Republic. The CSIS Africa Program conducts analysis on current political dynamics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the consequences of conflict, infectious diseases, and misrule in other parts of Central Africa.