Dadaab.The Kenyan government threatens to close the largest refugee camp in the world. NAI-researcher Sirkku Hellsten hopes this will trigger a serious discussion among EU and UN policy makers about general responsibilities on refugee issues. So far, this has not been the case. If almost a half million people are forced to leave Dadaab, that discussion is vital.
Urban research. Although economic diversification has been a buzzword for years, Angola is still heavily dependent on oil revenues. The sharp downturn in oil prices has put the country in a difficult situation.
Migration. Having the correct documents or not – that is what African migrants in Greece are most concerned about. Their future depends on it. Without the paper work in order, they can never get a formal job and a steady income, or go back and forth between...
NAD 2016. NAI-researcher Maria Eriksson Baaz is one of the keynote speakers at the Nordic Africa Days in September, a two-day conference that this year will focus on gender and change in Africa. In her talk, Eriksson Baaz will offer critical reflections on how...
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.
Tunisia. The revolution did not turn out as the youth had hoped. By creative means, they protest against and resist the new leaders. NAI guest researcher Sofia Laine looks at political engagement among the youth of the country.
Ghana. Fresh research suggests that cooking-gas subsidies should target the urban poor and rural households. NAI researcher George Adu has looked at incentives to change household behaviour in the use of cooking fuel.
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.
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...
Swedish development cooperation should recognize the many differences between African countries. No single manual can serve them all. Moreover, Sweden should support more already existing African development initiatives. These are some of the Nordic...
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A guide to Africa on the internet
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'A Guide to Africa on the Internet' is a collection of links with free, Africa-related online resources. The link collection is divided into geographical and subject related resources. Go to 'A Guide to Africa on the Internet'.