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EiU Country Reports - South Africa
Country reports and profiles for each African country, provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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Reference source on national liberation in Southern Africa and the role of the Nordic countries. By NAI.
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SA Media
Database of 3M+ articles within social sciences, politics, economy. Focus on southern Africa.
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Iina Soiri is director of NAI since 1 March, 2013. Prior to her appointment, she worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland as a senior advisor on development policy and served in the Embassy of Finland in Dar es Salaam as senior expert on governance 2006-2010. Iina has spent 20 years on the African continent as an activist, diplomat, consultant and researcher working for both civil society organizations and public sector. She has a special experience working with women in post conflict countries like Angola, Mozambique and Namibia and a special interest for local governance and democracy. Iina Soiri has a Master of Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki, Finland. She speaks fluent Finnish, English, Swedish and Portuguese.


Associated researchers

Tim Murithi, Professor and Extraordinary Professor

Senior Research Associate at NAI

Professor Tim Murithi is a Senior Research Associate with the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and Head of the Justice and Peacebuilding Programme, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, in Cape Town. He is also Extraordinary Professor of African Studies, at the Centre for African Studies (CAS), University of the Free State, South Africa. He has over 23 years of experience in the fields of peace, security, international justice, governance and development.


Henning Melber, Director emeritus and Extraordinary Professor

Senior Research Associate at NAI

Henning Melber studied Political Sciences and Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin (1972-1977). He obtained a PhD in Political Sciences in 1980 and a Habilitation (venia legend: Development Studies) in 1992 at the University of Bremen. He was Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kassel (1982-1992), Director of The Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) in Windhoek (1992-2000), Research Director at The Nordic Africa Institute (2000-2006) and Executive Director of The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (2006-2012), and then remained employed as a Senior Advisor.

Language skills: German, English, Afrikaans


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