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.
True Costs of Illegal Wildlife Trade
A new report finds that the illegal wildlife trade erodes state authority and fuels civil conflict, threatening national stability and provoking substantial economic losses internationally.
The Promise of Nigeria's Entrepreneurs
A new report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria highlights practical initiatives that the UK could take forward in support of the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lagos, and strengthening its economic and commercial relevance in Nigeria. Read.
Nigeria's 2015 Elections
Professor Attahiru Jega, the chair of Nigeria's electoral management body, discussed expectations and priorities for Nigeria's 2015 elections. Event audio and meeting summary.
Division and Conflict in South Sudan
South Sudan's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin, discussed issues such as the ceasefire, political reform and nation-building. Event audio. Despite the ceasefire agreement, there is still a long road ahead in South Sudan, write Hannah Bryce and Ahmed Soliman.
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.