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Ben Shepherd

Associate Fellow, Africa Programme

Contact: Email Ben Shepherd
Telephone: +44 7814 841 289


  • Politics of the Great Lakes region
  • African conflict
  • UK policy on Africa
  • Francophone Africa (Cote D'Ivoire and Cameroon)
  • State-building and post-conflict policy 


  • Cameroon project
  • Briefing note on the DRC elections
  • Article on the international response to the 2011 Cote d’Ivoire crisis

Recent Publications


2011 Great Lakes Course Director, Rift Valley Institute
2004 - 2011 Senior Research Analyst, Africa Research Group, FCO
2009 - 2010 David Davies of Llandinam Research Fellow in International Relations, LSE
2002 - 2004 Researcher and Coordinator, All Party Parliamentary Group on the Great Lakes Region, UK Parliament

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