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Soldiers hang up newly washed socks to dry on barbed wire at their base in Kismayo International Airport, Somalia. Photo: UN / Tobin Jones

Can AU agree on reform agenda?

Blog post.External actors continue to steer the security agenda in Africa, but the AU and Regional Economic Communities desire greater responsibility. At the upcoming AU-meeting there will be intense negotiations to agree on a reform agenda according to NAI researcher Mikael Eriksson.

New blog dedicated to migration

Migration studies. Migration scholars, look no further. A new website and blog by the AMMODI network offers a meeting place for academics and practitioners within the migration field.

Praise for Africa Now series

Book reviews. Our popular Africa Now book series, created together with Zed Books, continued to receive a lot of praise in 2017. The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class (Ed Henning Melber) was described as “polemic, bold, engaging and an excellent read” in the November...

Ten trends for the upcoming year

Africa 2018. The political parties based on former freedom movements are losing ground, commodity prices still decide the economy, and agriculture faces climate challenges. NAI's director, Iina Soiri, looks into African trends for the year 2018.

Support to cross-border force can provide stability

Sahel and North Africa. Increased support to the G5 anti-terrorism force can stabilize the region, but the key to curbing slave trade in Libya lies in reforming the country's security sector, according to NAI researcher Mikael Eriksson.

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