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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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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People Trafficking From Nigeria to the UK: Tackling Root Causes and Protecting Victims

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Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in the CAR: The Role of the UN

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Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Relations: Opportunities for Cooperation

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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Preparations, Politics and Prospects

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North Korea-Africa Relations: Engagements and International Tensions

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Combatting Corruption and Strengthening Accountability: The Case of Nigeria

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Reintegrating Returned Girl Soldiers in the DRC

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Nigeria’s Role in Responding to Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

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Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: How to Connect Society and Institutions

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An Agenda for Sudan's Inclusive Future

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Democracy and Stability in the DRC: The Way Ahead

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Sudan's Regional Policy: Key Relations and Engagements

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Priorities and Possibilities in US-Africa Relations: The Future of Diplomatic, Defence and Development Engagements

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Natural Resource Wealth and Government Revenue in Africa

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Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Effort: Working with the Media, Civil Society and International Partners

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Consolidating Democracy in Post-War Sierra Leone

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Enforcing Nigeria’s Anti-People Trafficking Legislation: Challenges Toward Effective Implementation

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What Next for Zimbabwe?

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Urbanization and Industrialization for Africa’s Transformation

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Inclusive Governance and Community Engagement in Nigeria: The Role of Traditional Leaders

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Sudan’s Peace Process: Prospects for Achieving Lasting Peace

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Weapons on Vessels? States, Private Security and Responsibility for Responding to Maritime Threats

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