More informed international engagement with African states is becoming increasingly important for preventing global conflict and for securing future growth. The Africa Programme has continued to strengthen its position as a world-leading centre for independent political expertise on Sub-Saharan Africa, and 2011 has already been a record year for us with over 70 research events, 11 publications and around 30 articles and meeting summaries, in addition to scores of contributions to media outlets around the world.
In 2011 the Africa Programme team has so far carried out field research and related activities in Angola, Brazil, Belgium, Burundi, China, Djibouti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Germany, Nigeria, Rwanda, Spain, Sudan and Turkey. Widespread (though targeted) dissemination of our research findings amongst governments, businesses, academia and civil society actors internationally remains central to our growing influence. Nearly all Africa Programme output remains free for everyone thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, who have grown in number in recent months reflecting both the increasing level of interest in Africa and our growing activity and influence. Several new contributors are listed below.
Below is a small selection of outputs you may have missed from the first half of 2011. A fuller list is available is on our website.
Ghana’s First Oil
An in-depth look at extractive issues in Africa as Ghana becomes an oil producer
A collection of reports and meeting transcripts to coincide with South Sudan’s referendum
Green Revolutions for Sub-Saharan Africa?
Diana Hunt and Michael Lipton, January 2011
Emerging Agents of Change? Africa and International Negotiations
Chatham House, February 2011
The President of Liberia on the Challenges of Post-War Reconstruction
Chatham House, June 2011
The Conclusion of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement: US Perspectives and Plicy Goals in Sudan
Transcript - Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, USA
Chatham House, March 2011
Scotland and Wales in Africa: Opportunities for a Coordinated UK Approach to Development
Adjoa Anyimadu, March 2011
Somali Investment in Kenya
Farah Abdulsamed, March 2011
Nigeria’s 2011 Elections
Various resources on Nigeria brought together ahead of landmark elections in the country
EU-Africa Relations: The Emerging Role of the European External Action Service
Chatham House, May 2011
UK-South Africa Relations and the Bilateral Forum
Markus Weimer and Alex Vines, June 2011
Angola: Assessing Risks to Stability
A CSIS Report
Alex Vines and Markus Weimer, July 2011