Project Officer at the Sub-Saharan Africa Center and Turkey/Middle East Program

Research interests:

  • Risk Analysis
  • Benin
  • Elections, governance and state evolution
  • Turkey / Middle East and Africa relations


Elisa Domingues dos Santos graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux in African Studies. She specialized in West Africa, particularly in governance issues in Benin, where she lived while working for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Cotonou and for which she co-produced an analysis of the Beninese trade union landscape.

With experience in project management in the development aid and advocacy sector, she joined Ifri in March 2021 as Project Officer for the Sub-Saharan Africa Center and the Turkey/Middle East Program.

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By: Jean-Pierre CABESTAN, Elisa DOMINGUES DOS SANTOS, Zhao Alexandre HUANG, Philippe LE BILLON, Thierry VIRCOULON

China and Africa have enjoyed a strong relationship since the wave of African independences in the 1960s. Nevertheless, relations between China and Africa have significantly expanded since the late 1990s and have been fueled by a growing discourse centered on a “win-win” partnership between...

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