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Self-critical reflections on gender research

Keynote NAD 2016. ”Testimonies are often performances informed by various interests and assumptions. They are also shaped of what the storyteller believes the interviewer wants to hear”. As one of the keynote speaker at the Nordic Africa Days, NAI researcher Maria...

Photo album from NAD 2016

We hope you enjoyed the Nordic Africa Days in Uppsala, thank you for participating! Please have a look in the photo album at Flickr.

Challenging Traditions, Changing Masculinities

Keynote NAD 2016. “Traditionalist African masculinities have no more claim to African traditions than non-traditionalist masculinities. This will always be contested – sometimes even violently”, Professor Kopano Ratele says in his keynote lecture at the Nordic Africa...

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...

In-depth knowledge on Zambia after NAI visit

NAI coaching programme. Timo Olkkonen is Finland’s ambassador to Zambia since 2014. He resides in the capital Lusaka from where he also covers the diplomatic relations with neighbouring countries Zimbabwe and Malawi where Finland has no embassies. On August 19th, he visited...

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...

Freedom of speech under attack

Tanzania. Several individuals are being prosecuted for defaming President John Pombe Magufuli in the social media. These actions raise questions about the state of free speech in Tanzania and are clearly worrying, says former NAI guest researcher and filmmaker...

Exploring the ups and downs of mining

Zambia. What happens to mining towns when the economy goes boom and bust? NAI researcher Patience Mususa talks about her project in Zambia.

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...

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