Research Associate, Horn of Africa, Africa Programme
Ahmed Soliman

Contact information

+44 (0)207 957 5759


Ahmed Soliman is the researcher on the Horn of Africa with the Africa Programme at Chatham House. His work focuses on the politics of Somalia, the Sudans, Ethiopia and Eritrea; producing policy-driven research that influences thinking on the Horn of Africa.

Ahmed is co-author of a chapter in the 2014 book The Neighbours of the European Union’s Neighbours, as well as the report The EU Strategic Framework for the Horn of Africa: a critical assessment of impact and opportunities, published in 2012 by the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs.

He has produced briefings on the politics of the region and contributed to the media, including the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and the Telegraph

Areas of expertise

  • Politics and current affairs of Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan and Eritrea

Past experience

2015 -Research Associate, Africa Programme, Chatham House
2012-15Research Assistant, Africa Programme, Chatham House
2008Programme Officer, International Medical Corps, Baghdad, Iraq
2005-06International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies