APPG Reports

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Policy Reports

The Royal African Society with the APPG has published 11 full policy and research reports, the most recent of which is on Africa-UK Trade and Development Cooperation Relations in the Transitional and Post Brexit Period launched in February 2017.  The Government has responded to our reports in broadly the same way that Ministers respond to Select Committee reports, and some important changes in UK Government policy have followed our reccomendations.

The APPG additionally produces shorter reports based on APPG activities, for example the APPG’s submissions to Select Committee Inquiries, the most recent in February 2018 where the APPG & RAS submitted evidence to the International Trade Committee of the House of Commons and to the Trade Bill Committee based on the work on UK-Africa trade post-Brexit. Prior to that, in October 2015 the APPG submitted to the International Development Committee on the UK's response the the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and in March 2016 to their Nigeria inquiry following the report from APPG Chair, Chi Onwurah MP who had recently returned from a trade mission to Nigeria.

Links to past APPG policy reports can be found at the bottom of the page.

For information on ongoing inquiries, see Advocacy Work


Africa APPG Annual Reports (including AGM minutes and Income & Expenditure Statements):

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

2014-15 Annual Report

2013-14 Annual Report

2012-13 Annual Report 

2011-12 Annual Report

2010-11 Annual Report

2009-10 Annual Report

Security and Africa
October 2010

The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group presented a submission to the UK Government's recent strategic defence review. The report welcomed the government's decision to undertake a strategic reveiw of defence and security. The Africa APPG's report had two aims: to make the case for continued military engagement with Africa and to provide a brief summary of the UK's military co-operation in Africa and its value. The report recommended continued military training for African militaru personnel, maintaining defense attaches in diplomatic missions and better co-operation and collaboration between the three international departments, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence, and the Department for International Development. 

Land in Zimbabwe
December 2009


Land in Zimbabwe: Past Mistakes, Future Prospects is  The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group's report into land and land distribution in Zimbabwe. The report  concludes that there is no historical basis for allegations that Britain ‘betrayed’ promises made at Lancaster House to fund land reform. The report recommended  that the British government, should mobilise a multilateral team of donors to plan to provide new aid for land reform and rural development in Zimbabwe as soon as political conditions allow. The report received from the Zimbabwean government, under ZANU-PF.


Averting Catastrophe: Aids in Africa
October 2009

A report by the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group on Aids in Africa, published in 2004. The report identified the AIDs epidemic as an exceptional threat to African societies and states as well as to millions of African people, and called for an appropriate response. The report made key recommendations to the UK Govrnment including plugging the funding gap needed to avert the crisis, encouraging increased co-ordination within UK governmental departments, and supporting African governments to provide integrated health interventions. The report took over 50 written evidence submissions from experts and organisations working on HIV/AIDs in Africa, and heard from 12 expert witnesses.