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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Beyond Crisis in the DRC: The Dilemmas of International Engagement and Sustainable Change

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South Sudan’s Slide into Conflict: Revisiting the Past and Reassessing Partnerships

Exotic species of hardwood timber harvested from Ghana's rain forests, at a sawmill in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region in Ghana. Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Ghana

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Ebola: The Global Response

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South Korea’s Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Fortune, Fuel and Frontier Markets

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Nigeria’s Interminable Insurgency? Addressing the Boko Haram Crisis

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GM seeds fall on stony ground in Africa

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On Trial: Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa

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Who Speaks for the North? Politics and Influence in Northern Nigeria

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Environmental insecurity and fortress mentality

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Human conflict and ecosystem services: finding the environmental price of warfare

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The roots to peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo: conservation as a platform for green development

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The UN and the African Union in Mali and beyond: a shotgun wedding?

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After Westgate: opportunities and challenges in the war against Al-Shabaab

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The ‘rhinofication’ of South African security

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Waging a war to save biodiversity: the rise of militarized conservation

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The Kigali consensus is a mirage

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Nigeria’s child catchers

Greenpeace environmental activists hold up a banner reading 'Forest Crime Scene' near allegedly illegal Wenge wood from Congo on 1 July 2013, Horni Pocaply, in the Central Bohemia, Czech Republic. Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images.
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Illegal Logging in the Republic of Congo

Children slide down logs 13 June 2008 in Katwe, 160km north of the provincial capital Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Armed groups which continue to roam the lawless east of the country control much of the logging and charcoal industry. Photo by Lione
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Illegal Logging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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