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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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?

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

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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

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

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Nigeria's Security: Insurgency, Elections and Coordinating Responses to Multiple Threats

An Ebola patient is seen in high risk area at the ELWA 3 Ebola Centre of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 16 October, 2014 in Paynesville suburb east of Monrovia, Liberia. Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
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Event Speech: The Socio-Economic Consequences of Ebola in Sierra Leone

An Ebola patient is seen in high risk area at the ELWA 3 Ebola Centre of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 16 October, 2014 in Paynesville suburb east of Monrovia, Liberia. Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
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Event Q&A: The Socio-Economic Consequences of Ebola in Sierra Leone

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Event Speech: Sudan and South Sudan: Reflecting on Ten Years of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

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Event Q&A: Sudan and South Sudan Reflecting on Ten Years of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

A health worker walks past a boy suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus after he was admitted to Island Hospital in Monrovia on 2 October 2014. Photo by Getty Images.
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Event Speech: Tackling Humanitarian Crises in Time: Lessons from the West Africa Ebola Responses

Staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. Photo by ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images
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Event Q&A: Tackling Humanitarian Crises in Time: Lessons from the West Africa Ebola Responses

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Elections, Boko Haram and Security: Assessing and Addressing Nigeria's Complex Challenges (Session 1)

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Elections, Boko Haram and Security: Assessing and Addressing Nigeria's Complex Challenges (Session 2)

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Session 1: Event Speech: Elections, Boko Haram and Security: Assessing and Addressing Nigeria's Complex Challenges

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Session 2: Event Speech: Elections, Boko Haram and Security

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