APPG Reports

Image: Photo of Africa APPG past 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. 


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

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

Submission to Foreign Affairs Select Committee inquiry: British foreign policy and the 'Arab Spring': the transition to democracy: Opportunities for Business
December 2011
This submission presents the issues discussed at a Royal African Society / Africa APPG and closed briefing held in the House of Commons on 7
th December 2011 
entitled: ‘Business Opportunities for British Companies'. The audience comprised Members 
of the UK Parliament and the speakers included: a former British ambassador to Libya with 
particular knowledge of the Libyan business climate, a leading authority on banking in Libya 
and an expert on British investments in North Africa. While it does not conclude with 
specific recommendations, we believe the meeting raised a number of key issues of 
relevance to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry on British foreign policy and the 
'Arab Spring': the transition to democracy, in particular those related to the revival of the 
Libyan economy, and we therefore urge the Committee to take these issues into account. 
It was agreed that there is great long-term potential for British business involvement in 
Libya, yet in the short term there are few opportunities and much uncertainty. During 
the transition period the Libyans must address immediate political needs and only later, under 
an elected government, will massive project spending begin. In the short term, the health 
and reconstruction sectors are paramount, yet in the medium term the new regime will require 
similar areas of expertise to those sought by Gaddafi.
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.