East Africa

Research focuses on countering terrorism and violent extremism in the region; exploring conflict, security and peace operations, and methods of combatting illegal wildlife crime.




Sub-Saharan Africa

Our research in this region explores the conflict, security and peace operations across Sub-Saharan Africa, with specific focus on countering terrorism and violent extremism, combatting illegal wildlife trade, environmental crime and climate security.

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Cathy Haenlein

Director, Organised Crime and Policing

Organised Crime and Policing

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Christopher Hockey

Research Fellow

RUSI Nairobi

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Michael Jones

Research Fellow

Terrorism and Conflict

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Timothy Kimaiyo

Project Assistant

RUSI Nairobi

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Dr Neil Melvin

Director, International Security

International Security

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Maria Sofia Reiser

External Author | Former RUSI Research Analyst

Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

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Simon Rynn

Senior Research Fellow, African Security

International Security

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Mark Williams

Programme Manager

Organised Crime and Policing

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Lauren Young

Research Fellow

Organised Crime and Policing

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Rose Chelangat

Violence Monitoring Consultant

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Fellows


Dr Alexander Chance

Associate Fellow - specialising in transnational organised crime and corruption

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Matt Freear

Associate Fellow

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Professor Stig Jarle Hansen

Senior Associate Fellow - Expert in Islamism in the Horn of Africa and the Al-Shabaab group

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Ahmed Hassen

Associate Fellow - Specialist in security of East Africa and the Horn

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Ewan Lawson

Associate Fellow

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Luniya Msuku

Associate Fellow

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Dr Michael Nwankpa

Associate Fellow; Founding Director/Director of Research at the Centre for African Conflict and Development, London

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Alexandria Reid

Associate Fellow; Senior Global Policy Adviser at Global Witness

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Dr Andrew E. Yaw Tchie

Associate Fellow; Senior Research Fellow at the Training for Peace Programme

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Martine Zeuthen

Associate Fellow - Quality Assurance

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Projects

Access related projects and programmes on East Africa.

Africa in Perspective Programme

Projects

Furthering Global Britain? Reviewing the Foreign Policy Effect of UK Engagemen...

Organised Crime, Terror and Insecurity in Africa (OCTA)

Reducing Insecurity and Violent Extremism in Northern and Coastal Regions o...

Kwa Pamoja Tuzuie Balaa: Preventing Radicalisation and Terrorist Recruitmen...

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Kenyan Universities: Phase II

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Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa

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Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) II Kenya

Networks and Social Norms in Kenya's VE and CVE Landscape

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Follow the Money: Disrupting Wildlife-Linked Illicit Financial Flows in Kenya...

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Follow the Money II: Capacity-Building to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade in Eas...

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