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.
As the world considers Nelson Mandela's passing, no African leader stands so tall, writes Alex Vines. Plus a reflection on Mandela's regional impact and transcript of his speech to a Chatham House conference. Read.
Zimbabwe After the Elections
In the first speech since the Zimbabwe elections by a cabinet minister in the UK, Hon Walter Mzembi discussed Zimbabwe's regional cooperation on tourism and investment and presented his views on the investment climate and the prospects for political stability and economic growth. Read.
Nigerian Oil Theft
A new Africa Programme report examines the international dimensions of Nigerian crude oil theft and explores what the international community could do to tackle the problem.
All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria 2013 Report
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria has released a report on its 2013 visit to the country. The focus of the visit was governance and human rights, with a particular emphasis on women’s rights and gender equality. 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.