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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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

A soldier stands guard in Madama near Niger's border with Libya. Photo: Getty Images.
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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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Rivers State Launch - Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions

An oil and gas drilling rig operating in Angola comes to Walvis Bay, Namibia for maintenance. Photo: Getty Images.
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Angola’s New President Must Quickly Focus on Its Oil and Gas Future

Angola increasingly assesses that an indefinite delay to elections in Congo by Preisdent Joseph Kabila will be detrimental for long-term stability. Photo: Getty Images.
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The DRC Will Be the First Foreign Policy Priority for Angola’s New President

José Eduardo dos Santos in 1989. Photo: Getty Images.
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José Eduardo dos Santos: The Man Who Ended the War

Raila Odinga arrives at a polling station on 8 August. Photo: Getty Images.
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Odinga Should Heed His Own Words to Strengthen Kenyan Democracy

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Strengthening SMEs and Expanding Employment in Africa: Diaspora Engagement and Investment

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Zimbabwe’s Future: A New Opposition Perspective

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Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Mozambique: The Role of the Anglican Church

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Cameroon's Anglophone Regions: Crisis and Responses

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The African Union and the International Criminal Court: counteracting the crisis

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South Sudan: a volatile dynamic of accountability and peace

Residents walk through the busy Mbare flats, which comprise part of the oldest township in Zimbabwe, on the outskirts of the capital, Harare, on 9 October 2015. Photo: Mary Turner/Getty Images.
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The Domestic and External Implications of Zimbabwe’s Economic Reform and Re-engagement Agenda

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Off-road policing: communications technology and government authority in Somaliland

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The many faces of a rebel group: the Allied Democratic Forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Review article: Continuity and change in Angola: insights from modern history

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A gendered human rights analysis of Ebola and Zika: locating gender in global health emergencies

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When less was more: external assistance and the political settlement in Somaliland

Magogoni ferry arrives full of commuters, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Charles Bowman/Getty Images.
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Politics and Development in Tanzania: Shifting the Status Quo

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Africa goes to work on an egg

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The roots of the Central African Republic's dysfunction

Made in Nigeria’ trademark on printed fabric at a market in Torodi, Niger, March 2015. Photo: Leena Koni Hoffmann.
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Nigeria’s Booming Borders: The Drivers and Consequences of Unrecorded Trade

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The UN, regional sanctions and Africa

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Africa looks west once again

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A diamantine struggle: redefining conflict diamonds in the Kimberley Process

The maiden commercial flight for Turkish Airlines into Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, 6 March 2012. Photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images.
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Turkey’s Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Shifting Alliances and Strategic Diversification

People crossing a street in Somalia. Photo: Aldo Pavan / Getty Images.
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Somalia’s Federal Future: Layered Agendas, Risks and Opportunities

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Mozambique to 2018: Managers, Mediators and Magnates

Pallisco logging company's FSC timber operations in Mindourou, Cameroon. Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Cameroon

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Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa

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