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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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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Recovering Africa's Stolen Assets: Lessons from the Windward Trading Case

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The Way Ahead for Ghana: Putting Policy into Practice

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Zimbabwe in Transition: Reform and Reconstruction

The foreign ministers of Somalia and Qatar hold a joint press conference on 25 May. Photo: Getty Images.
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Gulf Crisis Is Leading to Difficult Choices in the Horn of Africa

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African Economic Outlook 2017: Entrepreneurship and Industrialization

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Digital Participation and Democracy in East Africa

Pedestrians walking under the Henri Konan Bédié Bridge in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 14 December 2014, ahead of its inauguration on 16 December. Photo: SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images.
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Building Inclusivity in Côte d’Ivoire? Promoting Sustainable Growth Through Infrastructure Development

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Mediating for Peace in South Sudan: The Role of the Church

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Advancing Accountability and Constitutionalism in South Africa

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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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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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