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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Oil in Uganda: International Lessons for Success

Research paper

Madagascar: Time to Make a Fresh Start

International Affairs

In from the margins? The changing place of Africa in International Relations

International Affairs

A decade of African Peace and Security Architecture

International Affairs

South Africa in the company of giants: the search for leadership in a transforming global order

The World Today

Gaddafi’s guns trigger collapse

The World Today

Death of a President

Research paper

Translating Famine Early Warning into Early Action: An East Africa Case Study

Chatham House Briefing

Brazil in Africa: Just Another BRICS Country Seeking Resources?

Article, Oxford Energy Forum Journal

From Sea to Shining Sea? Africa's Expanding Energy Landscape

The World Today

The True Size of Africa

Other resource

Sierra Leone's 2012 Elections

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Population Growth and Demographic Trends: Implications for African States and Regions

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Young Democracy 2012: Country Visit Report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria

Research paper

Conflict Minerals: The Search for a Normative Framework

European Parliament Report

The EU Strategic Framework for the Horn of Africa: A Critical Assessment of Impacts and Opportunities

Other resource

Launch of the 2012 Report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria

The World Today

Isoke, South Sudan

Other resource

Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Avoidance of and Alternatives to Ransom Payments

The World Today

The sad decline of Mali

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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

Research Event

Turkey's Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa

Research Event

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

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

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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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Sustaining Somalia’s Transition: National Priorities and International Engagement

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The African Union Vision for Peace and Prosperity in Africa

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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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