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

Nationalism and violence in Egyptian football culture

Egypt.The Arab Spring somewhat cooled the football fever in Africa’s most successful footballing nation of all time. For many, the sport became synonymous with Mubarak's nationalistic propaganda machine. Today interest is again on the rise.

Nollywood reflects Nigerian society

Movies. Predictable storylines and low technical quality characterise many Nollywood movies. At the same time, their themes accurately reflect Nigerian society.

A single army for Africa?

AU reform. A militarised African Union could claim a new role for Africa on the world stage, NAI Senior Researcher Mikael Eriksson argues.

Engaging men in gender equality

Rwanda. In addition of a progressive legislation on gender, a local NGO teaches men how women’s economic empowerment benefit the whole household.

Young men want more than just surviving

South Africa. Young men refuse low-paid employment because they have aspirations of something more than daily survival. It hampers their obligations to their children.  

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