Project Officer at the African Studies Center

Research interests:

  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Southern Africa
  • Elections
  • Political parties


Victor Magnani holds a MRes in Political Science with a specialization in African Studies from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He had various professional experiences in South Africa (French Consulate in Cape Town, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, French Institute of South Africa) before joining the African Studies Center of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) in 2015. Since 2016, he has been coordinating the Observatory of Southern Africa and the African Great Lakes in collaboration with the Ministry of the Armed Forces. His research focuses on elections and political parties in two countries in particular, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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