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2012

Making markets for the poor

In Liberia, a dual economic structure has been underpinned by a discriminatory system and a political patronag...

“Most fun job ever”

After seven years as Director of the Nordic Africa Institute, Carin Norberg ends her term in December. − I’l...

Beyond gender and stir

Despite general agreement that security sector reform (SSR) efforts need to be gendered, there is less concurr...

Arab revolts in Sudan?

Women are the new faces of Sudanese protests. At great personal risk, Sudanese women are at the forefront of s...

Is growth sustainable?

Swedish minister for finance, Anders Borg, attended a NAI workshop on African Economic Growth. Among the invit...

Protests against Mursi

Massive protests have taken place in several Egyptian cities against the president's moves last Thursday to gr... Read more

APC wins Sierra Leone election

Supporters of All People’s Congress (APC) and President Ernest Bai Koroma celebrated their election victory ov...

Politically rewarded violence

The rebel take-over of Goma in Congo has decreased the possibility to break with a vicious circle in which ins...

Who won power?

A few days after the election in Sierra Leone on November 17, everyone is waiting for the National Electoral C... Read more

Call for Papers ECAS 5

ECAS 5, 27-29 June (note the changed date) 2013 in Lisbon. Call for papers deadline: 16 January 2013. Theme...

Predicting infrastructure

NAI researchers Erik and Ulrika Trovalla with the Urban Cluster have been granted funds by the Swedish Researc...

Danish support to NAI ends

Britha Mikkelsen, former NAI-researcher, writes on U-landsnyt.dk about Danish decision to pull out of NAI coop...

Escalating conflict in Congo

The rebel group M23 has launched an armed offensive in eastern Congo and 400 000 people are repo...

Land and forest on Zanzibar

Three researchers from the department of geography and geology at the University of Turku in Finland spent a f...

Challenges to peace operations

The African Union faces several challenges in achieving success in African peace operations. AU member states ...

Chimamanda Adichie at NAI visit

The Nordic Africa Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary on 12 October with a conference. One of the keynot...

Openness and good governance

There are serious problems of governance and lack of transparency at the national level in Africa. Although ab...

A conference of questions

What role do ex-warlords have to play in the post-conflict setting? Are they a hindrance to the perusal of pea...

Cautious optimism

Africa has since the end of the 1970s been called the hopeless continent. The recent economic growth is produc... Read more

‘Jobs – Aid at work’

Carin Norberg, Director of the Nordic Africa Institute, participates in an interactive results meeting ‘Jobs –...

Africa research at Book Fair

At the International Square, stand H04:21, you will find NAI books and publications with new interesting resea...

More child soldiers in Congo

Swedish Radio reports a growing number child soldiers in DRC (listen to programe, in Swedish). NAI researcher ...

Angolan Elections

Angola will hold its second multiparty elections since the ending of the civil war in 2002, on the 31 August... Read more

Pole of Global Growth

NAI researcher Fantu Cheru has contributed a chapter to the Economic Report on Africa 2012 and is also one of ... Read more

Elections in Libya

On 7 July the people of Libya will elect a General National Congress that will be responsible for overseeing t... Read more

Dams as lifesavers

Dams are controversial and considered as a threat to both environment and people. But Africa needs more energy... Read more

Rethinking gender

– Gender relations should be investigated, not assumed. Policies not corresponding with people´s lives are unl... Read more

Africa as laboratory

Africa has long been imagined as a laboratory by Western political and scientific institutions, first through ... Read more

25 May - Africa Day

Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OA... Read more

Presidential candidates on trial

International Criminal Court’s up-coming trial in Kenya is welcomed by many but also poses threat to stability...

Pearls from the collections

A new exhibition at the NAI library showcases images of Africa through fiction, art, maps and prints. The exhi...

A war no one can win

Tension between the bordering states of Sudan and South Sudan has escalated into armed conflict over the past ... Read more

China in Maghreb

Imen Belhadj from Tunisia, presently at Peking University in China, visits NAI during 2 April – 29 June. Her a...

Taylor found guilty

Yesterday, 26 April, the Special Court for Sierra Leone found Charles Taylor guilty of aiding the RUF during t...

Still no People Power

In 1990 all but five of Africa’s 54 countries were dictatorships, either civilian or military. Ten years later...

Download text books

The Nordic Africa Institute has recently scanned and uploaded 200 publications that are now available for fre...

Africa inspired by Arab Spring

NAI researcher Fantu Cheru interviewed in Swedish television about democracy in Africa. –  Balance of power is...

Power corrupts quickly

The military junta who overthrew the government in Mali promise to ensure “law and order and pluralistic democ...

Reform from Below

In NAIs Annual Report 2011 you can read about how military structures lingers in Liberia, about the global rus...

Why Big Men matter

Big Men exist in all societies, but they only grow important when the normal state-structures are weak. When o... Read more

Report from Codesria meeting

Codesria, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, held its general assembly in R...

Research assistant

NAI is looking for a research assistant that is going to work with the project. ”Rural development in Tanzani...

New way forward for Somalia?

On 23 February, some of the world's most influential leaders come together in London to try to coordinate a be...

Films from Africa Day at Sida

On 19 January Sida arranged the seminar "Africa - Developing or lack of progress?" in Stockholm. Carin Norberg...

NAI and EAC strengthen ties

The Nordic Africa Institute and the East African Community will begin to work more closely together following ...

NAD - Nordic Africa Days 2012

The Nordic Africa Days (NAD), the biennial conference of the Nordic Africa Institute, will be hosted at Univ...

Why they join armed groups

Some of the researchers at NAI share their reflections and observations from the field on personal blogs. Mats...

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