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Paul Melly

Associate Fellow, Africa Programme

Contact: Email Paul Melly
Telephone: +44 20 7916 0955


  • Francophone Africa - eg. CAR, Guinea, Mali, Congo Brazzaville, Madagascar
  • French and EU Africa policy
  • Development policy, IMF/World Bank Africa strategy, grassroots development
  • Development finance; project and trade financing


  • Rapporteur - Small Countries Financial Management Programme
  • Range of reporting assignments on politics, economics and development issues in Africa, particularly francophone states, for a range of media outlets
  • Human rights research - selected francophone African countries

Recent Publications


2000 - date Editor, then Senior Contributing Editor, Gulf States Newsletter
1993 - 2000 Assistant Editor, Africa Analysis
1989 - date Country report author, various francophone African states, Economist Intelligence Unit
1986 - date Freelance contributor to Africa Confidential, the Africa Report, the Globe and Mail, Oxford Analytica, Writenet Africa reports, MEED etc

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