The Africa Research Institute, which was founded in 2007 to think critically about issues confronting the African continent, seeks to encourage debate, question orthodoxy, and disseminate knowledge widely. The non-profit's website is a trove of knowledge about a wide range of issues. At the time of this writing, for instance, the homepage features articles about the many elections that will be taking place in Africa in 2016, as well as the governmental crisis in Nigeria and the troubles in the Kenyan economy. The page also features an excellent, regularly updated blog. In addition, readers may like to explore using the featured categories of Agriculture & Land, Cities, Culture, Economics & Finance, Elections, Governance, Health, and Law & Justice, as well as the useful search engine.