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

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Event Speech: The Humanitarian Situation in Northeastern Nigeria

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Event Q&A: The Humanitarian Situation in Northeastern Nigeria

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Event Speech: Islamism in the Horn of Africa

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Event Q&A: Islamism in the Horn of Africa

Africa's expanding market for microinsurance presents new opportunities both for development and commerce.
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Event Speech: Microinsurance in Africa

Africa's expanding market for microinsurance presents new opportunities both for development and commerce.
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Event Q&A: Microinsurance in Africa

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officers patrol around the Gashandhiga academy compound during celebrations of the 55th anniversary day of the Somali military force on April 12,2015 in Mogadishu.
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Event Speech: Securing Somalia's Stability

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officers patrol around the Gashandhiga academy compound during celebrations of the 55th anniversary day of the Somali military force on April 12,2015 in Mogadishu.
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Event Q&A: Securing Somalia's Stability

A man holds up the national flag as people celebrate at the Place de la Nation in the capital Ouagadougou, after Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced earlier on October 31, 2014, he was stepping down to make way for elections follo
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Event Speech: Burkina Faso Beyond Compaoré: Sustaining the Transition to 2015 Elections

A man holds up the national flag as people celebrate at the Place de la Nation in the capital Ouagadougou, after Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced earlier on October 31, 2014, he was stepping down to make way for elections follo
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Event Q&A: Burkina Faso Beyond Compaoré: Sustaining the Transition to 2015 Elections

A picture taken on June 2, 2015 shows a general view of the parliament during the swearing in ceremony of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for another term of five years, a month and a half after his victory in elections marked by low turnout.
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Event Speech: Sudan Beyond the Elections: Scenarios for Political Reform and Regional Prospects

British Prime Minister David Cameron (front R) and delegates gather for a group photograph during the Somalia Conference at Lancaster House on February 23, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
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UK Africa Policy, the Prosperity Agenda and the 'Golden Thread': Between Idealism and Pragmatism? - Session 3: Challenges to the Prosperity Agenda

British Prime Minister David Cameron (front R) and delegates gather for a group photograph during the Somalia Conference at Lancaster House on February 23, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
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UK Africa Policy, the Prosperity Agenda and the 'Golden Thread': Between Idealism and Pragmatism? - Session 4: UK-Africa Policy Beyond UK Elections

British Prime Minister David Cameron (front R) and delegates gather for a group photograph during the Somalia Conference at Lancaster House on February 23, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
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UK Africa Policy, the Prosperity Agenda and the 'Golden Thread': Between Idealism and Pragmatism? - Session 1: How Much Does Africa Matter?

British Prime Minister David Cameron (front R) and delegates gather for a group photograph during the Somalia Conference at Lancaster House on February 23, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
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UK Africa Policy, the Prosperity Agenda and the 'Golden Thread': Between Idealism and Pragmatism? - Session 2: Transitioning Africa, Transitioning Policy?

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Africa's Changing Policy Context: Towards Economic Transformation

Africa’s vast economic potential now dominates discourse about the continent’s development.
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Event Speech: Africa's New Agenda for Economic Transformation

Africa’s vast economic potential now dominates discourse about the continent’s development.
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Event Q&A: Africa's New Agenda for Economic Transformation

A general view shows the rain forest near Luba, on January 22, 2015.
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Event Speech: Equatorial Guinea: Development, Growth and Governance

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