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

A Nuer village in Gambella, western Ethiopia. Photo: Ana Cascão.

Quest for new farmland clashes with pastoralism

Ethiopia.Commercial farmers should invest in social relations with herders. It could prevent many conflicts on land issues, according to political economist Wondwosen Michago Seide.

Buying friends and votes

Elections in Liberia. An outgoing president who turned her back on the vice-president’s candidacy and a detained former president who interferes in politics through his ex-wife – these are some of the ingredients in the Liberian elections scheduled for 10 October.

Bridging the digital divides in Africa

ICT development. Information and communication technology is developing rapidly in Africa. However, there are worrying trends, such as a growing digital divide between men and women, and between urban and rural areas. NAI guest researcher Samia Satti Mohamed Nour...

How to work together for peace

Peacebuilding. At a recent policy-dialogue on Africa's regional efforts for peace, held in Rabat, many memorable and thought-provoking ideas came from youth representatives, NAI director Iina Soiri notes.

Lingering anxiety over presidency

Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari is back in office after sick leave – but will he be fit to run in the 2019 election? Uncertainty over the president’s health is particularly sensitive, as it impinges on an informal agreement that the presidency should...

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...

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