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’s Slide into Conflict: Revisiting the Past and Reassessing Partnerships

Exotic species of hardwood timber harvested from Ghana's rain forests, at a sawmill in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region in Ghana. Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Ghana

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Ebola: The Global Response

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South Korea’s Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Fortune, Fuel and Frontier Markets

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Nigeria’s Interminable Insurgency? Addressing the Boko Haram Crisis

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GM seeds fall on stony ground in Africa

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On Trial: Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa

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Who Speaks for the North? Politics and Influence in Northern Nigeria

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The ‘rhinofication’ of South African security

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Waging a war to save biodiversity: the rise of militarized conservation

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Environmental insecurity and fortress mentality

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Human conflict and ecosystem services: finding the environmental price of warfare

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The roots to peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo: conservation as a platform for green development

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The UN and the African Union in Mali and beyond: a shotgun wedding?

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After Westgate: opportunities and challenges in the war against Al-Shabaab

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The Kigali consensus is a mirage

The World Today

Nigeria’s child catchers

Zimbabwe's International Re-engagement
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Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement: The Long Haul to Recovery

Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse
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Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse

Greenpeace environmental activists hold up a banner reading 'Forest Crime Scene' near allegedly illegal Wenge wood from Congo on 1 July 2013, Horni Pocaply, in the Central Bohemia, Czech Republic. Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging in the Republic of Congo

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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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