Immigration and the oil boost

Tough times for the Portuguese

Last autumn, the Angolan economy was thriving, boosted by the country’s oil exports. Now, just a few months later, oil prices have plunged dramatically, changing the opportunities on the labour market.

Oil industry Angola

African Crime Day at NAI

21 May 2015 - African Crime: Fiction and Facts

Wanjiku wa Ngugi. Photo: MTV, Finland.

Meet authors and researchers discussing the trend of African crime fiction and crime in an African setting. The event is in English and open to all. Please register for the event. Program and registration.

Peaceful but not fair elections

“Preventing violence can’t be the only focus. In 2013, elections in Kenya were peaceful, but not free and fair”, NAI researcher Anders Sjögren gives his insights on the Kenyan elections 2007 and 2013 in a video interview.

The winner takes it all

“The temptation is strong to do anything to get power”, says NAI researcher Anders Sjögren.
Anders Sjögren and Jesper Bjarnesen will talk about how to fight electoral violence at a conference 19 March. See video clip with both NAI researchers below.

Six ways to end conflict in war-torn South Sudan

Political parties must get serious and Ugandan troops must leave. But it will take more to end the  conflict in South Sudan. NAI’s Redie Bereketeab gives six recommendations in this new Policy Note.

To end with life-time presidents in Africa

Can the Nordic governments be helpful in coming to an end with “life-time” presidents in Africa? Read analysis by Jesper Bjarnesen in Danish journal Udvikling (page 28-31).  

African Guest Researcher

The African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme is directed at scholars in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. More details about the scholarship programme here. Deadline for applications: 1 April 2015 (for a scholarship in 2016).

Search material for Africa studies

The search tool AfricaLitPlus brings together books, publications and articles of the NAI Library, plus a selection of other sources for Africa studies, in one place.

Flow and failure

Predicting failure as well as flow of infrastructure is a necessary skill in Nigeria. NAI researchers Erik and Ulrika Trovalla’s article is one of the top five most read articles in Journal of Material Culture. And it is Open Access for everyone to download!

Analysis on Nigeria

Do you want to know more about the upcoming elections in Nigeria?  NAI has several film clips with interviews and discussions on YouTube.

NAI library - guided tour


NAI researcher Mats Utas explains why it is crucial to be aware of traditions and habits in fighting Ebola. He, as an anthropologist, was adviser to the Swedish mission in West Africa last year.Listen to Stockholm University’s podcast.

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