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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South Sudan: a volatile dynamic of accountability and peace

Residents walk through the busy Mbare flats, which comprise part of the oldest township in Zimbabwe, on the outskirts of the capital, Harare, on 9 October 2015. Photo: Mary Turner/Getty Images.
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The Domestic and External Implications of Zimbabwe’s Economic Reform and Re-engagement Agenda

International Affairs

Review article: Continuity and change in Angola: insights from modern history

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International Affairs

A gendered human rights analysis of Ebola and Zika: locating gender in global health emergencies

International Affairs

Off-road policing: communications technology and government authority in Somaliland

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The many faces of a rebel group: the Allied Democratic Forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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When less was more: external assistance and the political settlement in Somaliland

Magogoni ferry arrives full of commuters, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Charles Bowman/Getty Images.
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Politics and Development in Tanzania: Shifting the Status Quo

The World Today

Africa goes to work on an egg

The World Today

The roots of the Central African Republic's dysfunction

Made in Nigeria’ trademark on printed fabric at a market in Torodi, Niger, March 2015. Photo: Leena Koni Hoffmann.
Chatham House Report

Nigeria’s Booming Borders: The Drivers and Consequences of Unrecorded Trade

International Affairs

The UN, regional sanctions and Africa

The World Today

Africa looks west once again

International Affairs

A diamantine struggle: redefining conflict diamonds in the Kimberley Process

The maiden commercial flight for Turkish Airlines into Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, 6 March 2012. Photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images.
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Turkey’s Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Shifting Alliances and Strategic Diversification

People crossing a street in Somalia. Photo: Aldo Pavan / Getty Images.
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Somalia’s Federal Future: Layered Agendas, Risks and Opportunities

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Chatham House Report

Mozambique to 2018: Managers, Mediators and Magnates

Pallisco logging company's FSC timber operations in Mindourou, Cameroon. Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Cameroon

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Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa

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Beyond Crisis in the DRC: The Dilemmas of International Engagement and Sustainable Change

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Côte d'€Ivoire's 2015 Elections

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Africa's Responses to Climate Change: Policies to Manage Threat and Create Opportunity

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Rights and Responsibilities in Kenya: Balancing Freedoms, Development and Security

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Turkey's Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Priority Partnerships for Somalia's Future

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Guiding Ghana to Economic Recovery: Plans, Implementation and Prospects

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The Marikana Killings and Labour Dispute Resolution in South Africa: Implications of an Inquiry

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Gearing Up for Guinea's 2015 Elections: Expectations, Alliances and Vulnerabilities

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Right Data, Right Policy? Innovations in Data Collection and Dissemination in Nigeria

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Financial Sector Development in Ghana: Enabling Efficiency and Broad-based Growth

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Reflections on Nigeria-UK Relations: Evolving Engagements in a Changing Global Context

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Overcoming Nigeria’s Economic Challenges: Delivering Sustainable Growth

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Local Economic Impacts of Resource Extraction in Africa: Communities Capturing Value

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Mozambique to 2018: Managers, Mediators and Magnates

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Tackling Uganda's Challenges Through Transformation: Strengthening Institutions and Governance

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Business and Human Rights in Eritrea: Lessons from the Mining Sector

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Cyber Security Challenges in Africa

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The Future of Governance in Sudan: Potential for Inclusion and Dialogue

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The Future of Madagascar's Extractive Industries

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US-Africa Trade: Adding Value?

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Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement and Socio-economic Recovery

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Shaping The Gambia's Future: How to Build a Path to Sustainable Progress

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Fostering Sustainable Peace, Democracy and Inclusive Development in Mozambique (in Portuguese)

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Kenya’s Priorities for Inclusive Growth: Towards Domestic Development and Regional Peace

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Redefining Partnership: the EU-Africa Relationship Beyond the Cotonou Partnership Agreement

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Next Generation Nigeria: What Is Restructuring and Does Nigeria Need It?

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Podcast: Growing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa: Job Creation, Innovation and Industrialization

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Growing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa: Job Creation, Innovation and Industrialization

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Recovering Africa's Stolen Assets: Lessons from the Windward Trading Case

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Moving Energy Initiative: Clean Energy Projects Providing Opportunities for Refugees

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Kenya Elections 2017: Prospects for a Credible Process

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Angola Forum 2017: Economic Diversification, Development and Strengthening Democracy

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Angola Forum 2017: Economic Diversification, Development and Strengthening Democracy

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The African Union Vision for Peace and Prosperity in Africa

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Sustaining Somalia’s Transition: National Priorities and International Engagement

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The UK and Africa in the International System: Priorities and Engagement Post-Brexit

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Evolution of the Horn of Africa: State Formation and Decay

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Ebola: The Epidemic of Fear?

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Growth in Africa: The End of Africa Rising?

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The Journey to Europe: In Conversation with Ross Kemp and Marta Shaw

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