Hope for peace in war-torn Ethiopia after ceasefire agreement

For the past two years, the Ethiopian region of Tigray has been plagued by brutal fighting. Now the Ethiopian state and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) have reached a ceasefire. Pictured: A destroyed tank in Edaga Hamus in Tigray, June 2021. Photo: Yan Boechat. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Elianne Kjellman

One of the bloodiest conflicts of the 2000st century has been fought in Ethiopia since November 2020. A solution has seemed far away. But in early November came the surprising announcement that a ceasefire had been reached. Liisa Laakso, Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, explains how the friction between the Ethiopian state and the People's Liberation Front in Tigray led to war - and how they have managed to reach a ceasefire.

December 2, 2022, Interview

Concerns that not all countries will participate in an international climate conference

The pandemic has made it difficult for many people to attend the Glasgow climate conference in early November. Photo: geralt / Pixabay.

Of: Myra Pernvall

The United Kingdom is the organizer of the international climate conference COP26, which takes place in early November, and they believe that countries, together with civil society, must act united in the work against global warming. COP26 is supposed to be an arena for climate-promoting work, but the UN conference's opportunities to succeed have been questioned by the outside world even before it has even started.

October 26, 2021, FUF-correspondents

Colombian protests against government

Human Rights Defenders and ESMAD police in Medellín. Colombian national protests have been going on since April. Photo: Humano Salvaje, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of: María Alejandra Moreno Jaramillo

In April the biggest protests in the modern history of Colombia took place. Since then there have been over 3000 cases of police brutality and 43 victims of homicides committed by the police. People protest against a whole system that does not protect life but privatizes and sectorizes it. Finding peace is something that can not wait any longer. Action needs to be taken now, argues María Alejandra Moreno Jaramillo, project leader for Multicultural Sweden.

May 28, 2021, Magazine, Opinion