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Global agreement changes limiting view on migration

NAD2018. Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants have died in the last few years, during attempts to reach Europe on boats over the Mediterranean or via unsafe overland routes. In December, 193 countries are expected to adopt The Global Compact for Safe...

Researcher: Signs of anglophone crisis were there 20 years ago

Cameroon election. As Cameroon prepared for a presidential election on 7 October, violence continued in the English-speaking Southwest and Northwest regions. In a prophetic article in 1999, Professor Francis Nyamnjoh described how the state system of divide and rule...

Broadening the migration debate

Voices from NAD2018. Researchers, experts, activists, journalists and policymakers – they all came to the Nordic Africa Days in Uppsala.

Citizenship as a learning process

Development. Civic education is key to ensuring a population participates in society. NAI guest researcher Ajali Nguyahambi looks into how development organisations contribute to the notion of citizenship among people in Tanzania.

Biggest NAD to date wraps up

NAD2018. The Nordic Africa Days 2018 closed on Friday, having welcomed 260 scholars from more than 40 countries to Uppsala. In the 33 panels, participants discussed perspectives on this year’s theme, African Mobilities – reshaping narratives and practices of...

Africanists gathering in Uppsala

NAD2018. This week, the Nordic Africa Institute welcomes nearly 300 Africanists from all over the world to the Nordic Africa Days, a three-day conference in Uppsala aimed at expanding the discourse on Africa. The 2018 theme is African Mobilities – reshaping...

Political science in Africa and its impact

New NAI-research. Finnish researcher Liisa Laakso starts work at the Nordic Africa Institute in January 2019. She will investigate how the study of political science in African universities impacts political transformations on the continent.

Adebajo on the role of two African giants

Regional politics. Africa's two dominant powers Nigeria and South Africa need to have a vision about regional integration in order to strengthen intra-African trade, says Prof Adekeye Adebajo in an interview about the roles of the two African giants.

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