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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The World Today

Big problems but a big future

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

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Improving Elections in Nigeria: Lessons from 2011 and Looking to 2015

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Nigeria's Unity and Regional Socio-Political Groups: Influence and Impact of the Northern States Governors' Forum

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Translating Early Warning into Early Action: Response within Affected Countries

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Policies and Practicalities: Angola's Business Environment

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India's rise in Africa

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Djibouti's Strategic Position in the Horn of Africa

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Angola's 2012 Elections: The View from the Opposition

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Famine Early Warning and Early Action: The Cost of Delay

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The African National Congress centenary: a long and difficult journey

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Kenya's Pre- and Post-Election Challenges: The End of the Kibaki-Raila Decade

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Lost in translation: why Nigeria's police don't implement democratic reforms

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Malawi’s Policy and Priorities for a Globalized World

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Building a Multi-Party System in South Sudan

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Michela Wrong's Congo and Rwanda reading list

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End of the Roadmap: Somalia after the London and Istanbul Conferences

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Islamism and Politics in Somalia

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Somalia after the Conferences

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China and Africa: A Century of Engagement

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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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