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

South Sudan in focus as NAD opens

Nordic Africa Days.As women we don’t have a tribe, or you can say our tribe is women, says Honorable Susan Wasuk, South Sudanese parliamentarian. When The Nordic Africa Days 2016 started on Thursday with a roundtable discussion on women’s role in war-torn South Sudan, she was the center of attention.

It takes a just society to heal apartheid’s wounds

Claude Ake Chair. Only a new economic system leading to fewer injustices and divisions among people can heal South African society. This is the view of NAI guest professor Tim Murithi, who is otherwise based at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town...

Scholarships - applicants based in Finland, Iceland and Sweden

Master students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers pursuing Africa-oriented studies/research in Social Sciences and Humanities and affiliated to universities and research centers in Sweden, Finland and Iceland are eligible candidates...

South African minister visited NAI

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Ms Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi was given a tour of the NAI premises in Uppsala by NAI Director Iina Soiri during a visit on Thursday. The Minister’s delegation included representatives of Freedom...

Growing pressure on water resources

The Nile. Eleven countries and 250 million people share the Nile’s water. Disputes around the use of it is common. A new book from the Nordic Africa Institute deals with land- and water use in the Nile basin and analyzes political implications of large-scale...

Misconceptions about migration

Burkina Faso. In general, the view of migrants is oversimplified. People move either because they are forced to, and are then categorized as refugees, or voluntarily, which make them economic migrants. NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen is guest editor of the journal...

Increased violence and suspected fraud

Elections in Zambia. There are strong indications that the elections in Zambia last week was set up to benefit the ruling President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front. This says Patience Mususa, researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, in an interview in the magazine...

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