Past eventResearch Event

Britain in Africa - Book Launch

12 May 2008 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Chatham House, London


Tom Porteous, Author and UK Director of Human Rights Watch
Justin Forsyth, Special Advisor to Prime Minister Gordon Brown



This event is held in association with the Royal African Society and Zed Books.

The book launch will be followed by a reception.

Why has Africa become a priority for New Labour's foreign policy? What interests and values is the UK seeking to promote? Why has aid to Africa more than tripled over the past decade? How has the UK's involvement in counter-terrorism affected its aims in Africa?

Expanding on an article originally written for International Affairs in March 2005 - British Government Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa Under New Labour - Tom Porteous, who was a conflict management advisor to the FCO from 2001 to 2003, sets out the balance sheet of Britain's Africa policy since 1997.