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

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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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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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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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Guinea: Bought by Beijing

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Zimbabwe: Turning Thirty

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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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Zimbabwe: Taking Transitional Justice to The People

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Nigerian Leadership: Rising Political Heat

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

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

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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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Africa's growth prospects in a European mirror
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Event Speech: Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa The Role for International Financial Centres

Africa's growth prospects in a European mirror
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Event Q&A and Discussant: Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa The Role for International Financial Centres

Liberian people read an information sign about Ebola set on a wall of a public health center in Monrovia. Photo by STRINGER / AFP / Getty Images.
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Event Speech: Combating Ebola in Liberia: The Role of The International Community

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's Future: Towards Peace, Democracy and Inclusion

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Transforming South Africa: Policy Priorities and Implementing the National Development Plan

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Event Speech: Transforming South Africa: Policy Priorities and Implementing the National Development Plan

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Event Q&A: Transforming South Africa: Policy Priorities and Implementing the National Development Plan

A general view taken on November 18, 2013 shows Bosaso harbor in Puntland.
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Event Speech: Solidifying the Somali State: Puntland's Position and Key Priorities

Ghana's Economic Transformation: Progress and Challenges in Policy Implementation
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Event Speech: Ghana's Economic Transformation: Progress and Challenges in Policy Implementation

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Event Speech: Rwanda's Role in an Emerging Africa and an Uncertain World

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Event Q&A: Rwanda's Role in an Emerging Africa and Uncertain World

Workers work on the construction of a university hospital in Owendo, port of Libreville on October 11, 2012.
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Event Speech: Gabon's International Priorities for Transformative Growth and Regional Progress

Crowds of people in Gambia
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Event Speech: The African Union's Role in Promoting Peace, Security and Stability: From Reaction to Prevention?

Crowds of people in Gambia
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Event Q&A: The African Union's Role in Promoting Peace, Security and Stability: From Reaction to Prevention?

:Cranes are seen unloading 'Clinker' from a bulk carrier ship and into waiting trucks on the dockside at Mombasa port, managed by the Kenya Ports Authority, a state-run company in Mombasa, Kenya, on Friday, April 26, 2013.
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Kenya's Emerging Oil and Gas Sector: Fostering Policy Frameworks for Effective Governance

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Event Q&A Dynamic Industrial Policy in Africa

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Event Speech Dynamic Industrial Policy In Africa

Shaping Somalia's Post-Transitional Structures
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Event Speech: Shaping Somalia Post-Transitional Structures

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Event Q&A: Shaping Somalia Post-Transitional Structures

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Event Speech: Zimbabwe's Agenda for SADC

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