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

“Witchcraft works like doping in sports”

Witchcraft and witch killings in Tanzania Witchcraft is much more efficient than many religions because it actually resolves problems in this life and not only in the afterlife. That is why witchcraft can function hand in hand with other religions. “It works like doping in sports. Although...

No end in sight to Guelleh era

Djibouti. Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has served 17 years as president of Djibouti, was re-elected on 8 April with 87 per cent of the vote. On Sunday, he was sworn in for a fourth term in office.

Peace Building and Regional Economic Communities

Submit abstracts. A two-day policy dialogue in Abuja, Nigeria in September will focus on lessons learnt from the experiences of IGAD and ECOWAS. Policy experts on these matters are welcome to submit abstracts until May 15.

Political experiments in urban jungles

Segregration. Dystopic reputation in cities lika Lagos and Detroit  has opened the backdoor to large-scale experiments that favour the already privileged.

Middle class – driver of change?

“How do we define the middle class? In Africa, it is not obvious who belongs or not. Moreover, even when we manage to define – is it certain they are the drivers of socio-economic change in Africa? “ NAI’s Senior Advisor Henning Melber is among the...

"We should fight impunity, not whistle-blowers"

Corruption, although it is a global phenomenon, has particular implications for development in African countries. Each year, billions of dollars disappear from the continent and end up in tax havens. “It takes global efforts to fight against...

Clinging on to power

They are criticized of violence, fraud and bending the law. But still they keep getting re-elected.

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