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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Sudan After Sanctions: Priorities for Regional and International Engagement

Kenya’s Next Test: Democracy, Elections and the Rule of Law
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Kenya’s Next Test: Democracy, Elections and the Rule of Law

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Kenya’s Democratic Development and Regional Position: Navigating the Path to Elections and Beyond

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi. Photo: Getty Images.
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Mozambique’s Stability Is Being Put to the Test

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Benue State Launch - Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions

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Next Generation Nigeria: Participation, Accountability and National Cohesion

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Kenya’s Next Election and Democratic Trajectory: Institution Building, Trust and Leadership

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Primary Healthcare Policy, UHC & Health Security in Nigeria: Optimizing Global Opportunities for Success

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Next Generation Nigeria: What Is Restructuring and Does Nigeria Need It?

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Côte d'Ivoire’s Future: Next Steps in Development and Democracy

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Leadership and Governance in South Africa’s Democratic Development

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Growing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa: Job Creation, Innovation and Industrialization

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Sokoto State Launch - Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions

Industrial complex for the production of galvanized roof sheets, Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Elk Arne Clausen/Getty Images.
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Size Matters: Developing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Book Launch: Making Africa Work

Industrial complex for the production of galvanized roof sheets, Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Elk Arne Clausen/Getty Images.
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Developing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

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Adamawa State Launch - Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions

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Europe’s Flawed Thinking on Mediterranean Migration

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Instrumentalizing AIDS empowerment discourses in Malawi and Zambia: an actor-oriented view of donor politics

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Enugu State Launch - Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions

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Big problems but a big future

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Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Avoidance of and Alternatives to Ransom Payments

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Improving Elections in Nigeria: Lessons from 2011 and Looking to 2015

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Nigeria's Unity and Regional Socio-Political Groups: Influence and Impact of the Northern States Governors' Forum

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Translating Early Warning into Early Action: Response within Affected Countries

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Policies and Practicalities: Angola's Business Environment

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India's rise in Africa

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Djibouti's Strategic Position in the Horn of Africa

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Angola's 2012 Elections: The View from the Opposition

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Famine Early Warning and Early Action: The Cost of Delay

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The African National Congress centenary: a long and difficult journey

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Kenya's Pre- and Post-Election Challenges: The End of the Kibaki-Raila Decade

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Lost in translation: why Nigeria's police don't implement democratic reforms

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Malawi’s Policy and Priorities for a Globalized World

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Building a Multi-Party System in South Sudan

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Michela Wrong's Congo and Rwanda reading list

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End of the Roadmap: Somalia after the London and Istanbul Conferences

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Islamism and Politics in Somalia

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Somalia after the Conferences

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China and Africa: A Century of Engagement

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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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