Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

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Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Learn more about our research

Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Learn more about our research

Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Learn more about our research

Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Learn more about our research

What can Sweden do for Africa and Africa for Sweden in the UN?

Sweden’s bid for the Security Council.The Swedish government should involve the African diaspora to secure the support of African countries in the UN. It also needs to clarify in what ways Sweden’s feminist foreign policy is compatible with African values.

Sexual rights – constitution versus tradition

Keynote at Nordic Africa Days. South Africa has a rather progressive constitution that protects sexual orientation. “However, the rights depend too much on who you are, how much money you have and where you live”, Professor Kopano Ratele says.

The committee that re-shaped Finland’s Africa policy

Southern Africa. Börje Mattsson walked through the bush with Angola’s freedom fighters and later contributed to a key change in Finnish official policy towards Southern Africa’s liberation movements. Now writing his memoir, he uses the NAI library to get his facts...

Buhari’s one year of pains and achievements

Nigeria. After one year in office, president Buhari has attained some of his election promises. However, many citizens have yet not seen any real improvement of their living conditions. Head of research at NAI, Victor Adetula, analyses results and future...

Polarized views on political consensus model

Seminar on Rwanda. On one side, you have the much praised development achievements. On the other, you have serious questions regarding the political performance and governance by consensus model. This polarized view of Rwanda under president Kagame became clear at a...

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