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

The industrialisation that never happened

Economic development. Without domestic refining industries, African countries are bound to serve and supply other countries’ industries with raw material. For most leaders on the continent, industrialisation has been a top priority since the early 1960s. However, despite various attempts, industrialisation has been elusive in Africa.  

Trust in election process at a low

Kenya. NAI researcher Anders Sjögren doubts that a re-run of the presidential election can take place within 60 days, in accordance with the constitution. The trust in the election process is at a low, he says.

UNESCO project documenting liberation struggle

Digitization. It started with a conversation at a conference and ended up as a UNESCO project at the Nordic Africa Institute. In collaboration with UNESCO and the National Archives of Tanzania unique documents are digitized at the institute.

After 38 years, Angola will get a new president

Angola's presidential elections. The end of balloting on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. in most parts of the country, marked the end of nearly four decades with José Eduardo dos Santos in power. Preliminary election results are expected during Friday.

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