Researcher: EU needs coherent Africa policy

Elections.The results of the elections to the European Parliament in May point to two current trends in Europe. Both may lead to changes in EU policy towards Africa, according to NAI researcher Liisa Laakso.

Migrant footballers far from the glitz

Migration. The Africa Cup of Nations is one of the few occasions when soccer fans can watch the continent’s stars playing on African soil. However, the majority of Africa’s footballing expatriates are far from the limelight of big clubs, playing in the lower...

Finding links between Africa and the Americas

Cultural heritage. During the transatlantic slave trade of the 17th-19th centuries, hundreds of thousands of people were deported from the ports of Calabar region to the Americas. Despite their enslavement, they tried to preserve their African heritage. One example is...

Extreme parties gain ground

South Africa. A surge for racially or ethnically based parties in May’s elections worries those who believe in Mandela’s rainbow nation. NAI researcher Henning Melber says that domestic failures of the ruling ANC party coincided with a global trend of identity...

Agriculture in Ethiopia needs to perform better

Food security. In Ethiopia, the agricultural sector is crucial. It supports employment, income and food security for the majority of the people. However, with pressures from climate change and a rapidly growing population, farming needs not only perform better, but...

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