The Africa Programme at Chatham House, headed by Alex Vines, aims to develop foreign policy-orientated research on issues affecting individual states of Africa, the African continent as a whole and relations with the outside world.
President of Ghana on Economic Gains
President John Mahama of Ghana delivered a speech on Ghana's Democratic Gains, Economic Change and Regional Influence, at Chatham House on 14 June.
Guinea's President on Country's Transition
President Alpha Condé of Guinea called on the G8 to support mining transparency, in his speech on the opportunities his mineral rich country present.
Challenges in US-Angola Relations
The 20th anniversary of relations between the US and Angola offers a good opportunity to look at how the partnership can best work for both, writes Alex Vines for CNN.
French Policy in Africa
The Mali intervention may reshape the cultural and political context for French engagement in Africa, in both military and wider political terms, says this paper by Paul Melly and Vincent Darracq. Read.
More informed international engagement with African states is becoming increasingly important for preventing global conflict and for securing future growth. The Africa Programme has continued to strengthen its position as a world-leading centre for independent political expertise on Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Africa Programme has recently carried out field research and related activities in Angola, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cyprus, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Widespread dissemination of our research findings amongst governments, businesses, academia and civil society actors internationally remains central to our growing influence. Nearly all Africa Programme output remains free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
For further information on the work of the Africa programme, please contact Tighisti Amare.