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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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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The sad decline of Mali

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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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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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Policies and Practicalities: Angola's Business Environment

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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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