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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Business Development in Madagascar: How to Enable Entrepreneurialism

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POSTPONED: Zimbabwe Futures 2025: Financial Sector Expansion and Policy Priorities

A Biafra supporter wears shoes with the colours of the Biafra flag. Photo: Getty Images.
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Calls for Biafran Independence Return to South East Nigeria

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Boko Haram: Journey from Evil – Documentary Screening

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Migration in the Horn of Africa: European Union Policy

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The Eritrean National Service: Fostering or Failing Unity?

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Defining Development for Rivers State and Steps to Sustainable Implementation

A Kenyan security force member in Nairobi on 30 October. Photo: Getty Images.
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Kenya Election Fallout Makes Institutional Challenges Impossible to Ignore

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The Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Examining Escalation and Seeking Solutions

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South Africa's Foreign Policy: All Things to All States?

Customers register their MTN Group Ltd mobile phone sim cards at a roadside kiosk in Lagos, Nigeria, on 31 October 2015. The South African multinational MTN is Africa’s largest wireless operator. Photo: Bloomberg/Getty Images.
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South Africa’s Economic Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Drivers, Constraints and Future Prospects

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Beyond seablindness: a new agenda for maritime security studies

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Forced male circumcision: gender-based violence in Kenya

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The BRICS - merely a fable? Emerging power alliances in global trade governance

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Political Opposition and Policy Alternatives in Zambia

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Gabon’s Foreign Policy: What Role in Regional Peace and Development?

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on a visit to Ethiopia in April. Photo: Getty Images.
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Time to Resolve the Debate Over Immunity and the International Criminal Court

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Next Generation Nigeria: Youth, Opportunity and Governance for the Future

A Sudanese soldier walks in a procession during President Omar al-Bashir's tour in Darfur on 21 September. Photo: Getty Images.
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US Must Keep a Close Watch on Sudan After Easing Sanctions

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Technology and Development in Africa: Innovation for Sustainable Growth

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Beyond the ICC: The Role of Domestic Courts in Prosecuting International Crimes Committed in Africa

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Universal Jurisdiction for International Crimes: Africa's Hope for Justice?

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Two Years on from the Forum Summit: The Future of Africa-India Engagement

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Zimbabwe: Turning Thirty

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Guinea: Bought by Beijing

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Procurement for Development Forum: Meeting VII - Urbanisation, Social and Political Threats to Supply Chain Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa

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South Africa's Continuing Leadership Challenges: Will the Real Jacob Zuma Please Stand Up?

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Zimbabwe: Taking Transitional Justice to The People

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Nigerian Leadership: Rising Political Heat

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Intelligence Bound: the South African Constitution and Intelligence Services

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Somalia: Bad Situation, Getting Worse

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Economic Drivers of Conflict and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

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Eritrea's External Relations: Understanding its Regional Role and Foreign Policy

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People Smuggling: Pirates, Bandits, Traffickers

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Horn of Africa Food Crisis: Perfect Storm

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Drama in the Niger Delta: Predators Circle

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Nigeria's Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Just a Glorious Audit?

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The Red Flag Rises: South Africa at the Crossroads

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Deal or No Deal: the Outlook for Agricultural Land Investment in Africa

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Africa International: Agency and Interdependency in a Changing World

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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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