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Top 3 views of 2018

NAI films. Did you miss our most popular video clips from last year? Well, here they are again.

Top 3 reads of 2018

NAI articles. If you missed last year´s most read NAI-stories, here is another chance.

10 reasons to keep your eyes on Africa in 2019

Key topics. A trade deal in Kigali, a tarnished victory in Harare, and rocket-speed reforms in Addis made global headlines in 2018. But what’s on the plate for 2019? We list ten issues to keep track of in the year to come.

Award-winning Yearbook

Publications. Another milestone has been reached in the Africa Yearbook project, with volume 14 for 2017. The award-winning publication provides an annual overview for each country south of the Sahara.

Colonial structures persist within academia

Education. “Colonialist structures still shape education, starting from primary school,” says NAI researcher Henning Melber who took part in a roundtable discussion about the importance of the #RhodesMustFall movement and the continued decolonisation of the...

Freedoms under attack in East Africa

Human rights. There is democratic progress in many African countries, but we also see increasing threats against journalists, researchers and civil society. A panel at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights discussed the worrying signs of shrinking democratic space in...

Tax on imports to pay for African peacekeeping missions

Security. The African Union intends to increase its influence over conflict-handling in Africa by paying for a larger share of the peacekeeping costs. A proposal for funding from the AU reforms committee is to tax member states' imports from other continents.

Can Uganda use high fertility rates to tackle extreme poverty?

Poverty reduction. Rapid population growth is a concern for sub-Saharan countries battling extreme poverty. However, with the right focus on education, healthcare and economic transformation states such as Uganda could capitalise on the high fertility rates of the last...

Lack of transparency biggest security problem

Conflict. “When the government says there is a national security threat, the discussion is over”, says researcher Akinbode Fasakin, arguing that the Nigerian government uses Boko Haram and other security threats to reinforce its power over people.

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