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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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South Africa's 2014 Elections

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Lola Shoneyin for The World Today

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Event Q&A: HE Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Republic of South Sudan

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Event Speech: HE Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Republic of South Sudan

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