Africa

Chatham House research on Africa explores key political, economic and social developments in sub-Saharan Africa, with areas of focus on Angola, Central Africa and the Great Lakes, East Africa, the Horn of Africa, Nigeria, southern Africa and West Africa.

Projects in this region include work on EU-Africa relations, economic growth and investment, extractive resources and society, and African maritime security.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the Africa Programme and its projects.

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Concrete approaches to peace: infrastructure as peacebuilding

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Pragmatic peace in emerging governscapes

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Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Relations: Opportunities for Cooperation

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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Preparations, Politics and Prospects

Supporters hold up a poster of Morgan Tsvangirai during a memorial service in Harare. Photo: Getty Images.
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Tsvangirai Leaves an Important Political Legacy in Southern Africa

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North Korea-Africa Relations: Engagements and International Tensions

Cyril Ramaphosa in Davos on 24 January. Photo: Getty Images.
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Ramaphosa Can Renew South African Leadership by Recommitting to the ICC

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Combatting Corruption and Strengthening Accountability: The Case of Nigeria

Father and daughter in their shelter in Goudoubo refugee camp, Burkina Faso, March 2017. Photo: Kwesi Annim.
Moving Energy Initiative

Prices, Products and Priorities: Meeting Refugees’ Energy Needs in Burkina Faso and Kenya

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Reintegrating Returned Girl Soldiers in the DRC

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Nigeria’s Role in Responding to Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

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Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: How to Connect Society and Institutions

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An Agenda for Sudan's Inclusive Future

Zimbabwe’s 2018 elections will be closely watched after the removal of Robert Mugabe last year. Photo: Getty Images.
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Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018

Cyril Ramaphosa during the announcement of new party leadership at the 5th African National Congress (ANC) national conference. Photo by Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images
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Ramaphosa Has Won the Battle. But Can He Win the War?

Posing for a photo between posters of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice-President William Ruto at a temporary installed photo studio in Nairobi. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images.
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Kenya: Still No Country for Women

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Rebuilding Zimbabwe

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Sudan's Regional Policy: Key Relations and Engagements

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Priorities and Possibilities in US-Africa Relations: The Future of Diplomatic, Defence and Development Engagements

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Natural Resource Wealth and Government Revenue in Africa

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Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Relations: Opportunities for Cooperation

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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Preparations, Politics and Prospects

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North Korea-Africa Relations: Engagements and International Tensions

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Combatting Corruption and Strengthening Accountability: The Case of Nigeria

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Reintegrating Returned Girl Soldiers in the DRC

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Nigeria’s Role in Responding to Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

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Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: How to Connect Society and Institutions

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An Agenda for Sudan's Inclusive Future

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Democracy and Stability in the DRC: The Way Ahead

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Sudan's Regional Policy: Key Relations and Engagements

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Priorities and Possibilities in US-Africa Relations: The Future of Diplomatic, Defence and Development Engagements

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Natural Resource Wealth and Government Revenue in Africa

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Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Effort: Working with the Media, Civil Society and International Partners

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Consolidating Democracy in Post-War Sierra Leone

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Enforcing Nigeria’s Anti-People Trafficking Legislation: Challenges Toward Effective Implementation

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What Next for Zimbabwe?

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Urbanization and Industrialization for Africa’s Transformation

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Inclusive Governance and Community Engagement in Nigeria: The Role of Traditional Leaders

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Sudan’s Peace Process: Prospects for Achieving Lasting Peace

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Weapons on Vessels? States, Private Security and Responsibility for Responding to Maritime Threats

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