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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Prospects for Inclusive Peace in South Sudan

A ballot box in Baidoa. Somalia. Photo by Getty Images.
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Somalia Staggers Towards Better Elections

Gambians celebrate after an opposition leader was freed on bail, days after a shock opposition election win. Photo by Getty Images.
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Gambia's Election Result Is a Sign of Democracy Advancing in Africa

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Strengthening Angola's Banking System: The Role of the National Bank of Angola in Economic Recovery

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Moving Beyond Traditional Practices in Mauritania: Prospects for the Eradication of Slavery

Cuban President Fidel Castro says goodbye to Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos in Havana on 19 December 1988. Photo by Getty Images.
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Fidel Castro's Greatest Legacy in Africa Is in Angola

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Namibia's Domestic Priorities and Regional Role: Drought, Development and Democratization

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Central Europe-Africa Relations: Drivers and Prospects for Deepening Engagement

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Achieving Greater Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa: Job Creation, Innovation and Industrialization

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POSTPONED: Humanitarian Aid and the Private Sector in Africa: The Potential of Partnership for Better Outcomes

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Beyond Nollywood: Contemporary Nigerian Film-making

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Refuge from Conflict: Citizenship and Forced Migration in East and Central Africa

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Making Tourism Work for Africa: Building Capacity and Political Support

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Alternative Approaches to Peace in South Sudan

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Ghana’s 2016 Election: Processes and Priorities of the Electoral Commission

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State Fragility in Southern Africa: Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

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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

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SAPES Trust Policy Dialogue Forum

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Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin: The UK Response

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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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