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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Angola’s External Relations in Africa

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Stability, Growth and Cooperation: Uganda in 2012 and its Role in Regional Stability

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Governance and Economic Trends in Africa: Lessons from Ghana

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The Role of Seychelles in Counter-Piracy

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Building Inclusive Democracy: Gender and Political Decision-making in Tanzania

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Somalia’s Transition: What Role for Sub-National Entities?

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Nigeria in 2012: Crises and Reforms

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Treasure Mapped: Using Satellite Imagery to Track the Developmental Effects of Somali Piracy

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Treasure Mapped: Using Satellite Imagery to Track the Developmental Effects of Somali Piracy

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South Africa: Outcry And Protest

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Growing Instability in the Western Sahel: Experiences and Responses

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Negotiating with the Neighbours: Niger’s Regional Policy and Influence

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Somaliland's Place in the World

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The new resource politics: Can Australia and South Africa accommodate China?

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Hostage to Conflict: Prospects for Building Regional Economic Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

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Hostage to Conflict: Prospects for Building Regional Economic Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

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Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Local Matters

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Africa: Tangible Tensions

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Africa: Threats Of The Sea

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Africa: En Route To Recovery?

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