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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Power and Democracy in Northern Nigeria: Understanding Political Change
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Event Q&A: Power and Democracy in Northern Nigeria

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Africa's Population Growth and Youth Unemployment: Implications and Policy Response (Session 1)

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Africa's Population Growth and Youth Unemployment: Implications and Policy Response (Session 2)

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Event Q&A 1: Africa's Population Growth and Youth Unemployment: Implications and Policy Response

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Event Q&A 2: Africa's Population Growth and Youth Unemployment: Implications and Policy Response

The House of the People in Mogadishu on 2 December 2013, as lawmakers hold a session to impeach the prime minister. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images.
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Event Speech: Reconstructing Somalia: The View from Mogadishu

The House of the People in Mogadishu on 2 December 2013, as lawmakers hold a session to impeach the prime minister. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images.
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Event Q&A: Reconstructing Somalia: The View from Mogadishu

ANGOLA - SEPTEMBER 09: Uncut diamonds from the Mussolegi mine were worth $200,000 in 1961, Angola (Photo by Volkmar K. Wentzel/National Geographic/Getty Images)
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Event Q&A: Advancing Angola's Mining Sector: Reform and Investment

ANGOLA - SEPTEMBER 09: Uncut diamonds from the Mussolegi mine were worth $200,000 in 1961, Angola (Photo by Volkmar K. Wentzel/National Geographic/Getty Images)
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Event Speech: Advancing Angola's Mining Sector: Reform and Investment

A young girl sitt on a bench at a market in Dongo, north western region of Democratic Republic of Congo, on June 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO SCOPPA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Event Speech: Stabilizing the Democratic Republic of the Congo: MONUSCO Priorities and the Nairobi Declaration

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Event Q&A: Stabilizing the Democratic Republic of the Congo: MONUSCO Priorities and the Nairobi Declaration

Woman poses as she works to maintain her family in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on October 5, 2014. Women living in Ivory coast work at city centers and country sides as pedlars, shephards, stallholders etc.
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Event Q&A: Unlocking the Potential

Woman poses as she works to maintain her family in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on October 5, 2014. Women living in Ivory coast work at city centers and country sides as pedlars, shephards, stallholders etc.
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Event Speech: Unlocking the Potential

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Event Speech: Cameroon's Influence in Emerging Africa: Priorities in a Globalized World

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Event Q&A: Cameroon's Influence in Emerging Africa: Priorities in a Globalized World

This photo taken on October 4, 2014 shows a refugee woman weaving mat in front of a hovel at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the largest refugee complex in the world, where thousands of Somalis, Tanzanians, Sudanese and Ethiopians fleeing conflicts in their
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Event Speech: Somali Refugees in Kenya: The Case of the Dadaab Camp

Cameroon Prime Minister Philemon Yang (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 19, 2015.
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Event Speech: The Impacts of Sino-African Cooperation on Africa's Development

Cameroon Prime Minister Philemon Yang (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 19, 2015.
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Event Q&A: The Impacts of Sino-African Cooperation on Africa's Development

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Tanzania's Transformation and Vision 2025: Governing Economic Growth for Social Gain

Sudan and South Sudan: The Importance of Interdependence.
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Sudan and South Sudan: The Importance of Interdependence

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