One of Inema Arts Center's many initiatives is Art with a Mission, where orphans are trained as Rwanda's next generation of artists. When their art is sold, they can pay school fees and other living expenses. Photo: Inema Arts Center. Source: Inema Arts Center, Rwanda.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt
Enema Arts Center is an art gallery in Rwanda with many outstretched hands to Rwandan society. It is primarily a platform for promising artists, but creative workshops are also organized for orphans, schoolchildren and women from vulnerable areas. In a country where a terrible genocide was committed almost 30 years ago, community is both a fragile and a strong concept.
May 12, 2022, FUF-correspondents, Chronicle
Date and time: 17 May, 17:30 - 19:00
The waiting for you to get your passport renewed in Sweden has never been this long, now the restrictions are over, the Swedes want to go out and travel and start spending their money again. Covid-19 is already starting to feel like a thing from the past and the economy is recovering rapidly in high-income […]
May 3, 2022, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
Workers at a soap factory. The factory has no connection to the statements in the article below. Photo: GCShutter Source: Canva.
Of: Lina Kallio
The government's new Africa strategy is criticized after the goal formulation of "improved conditions for productive jobs with decent working conditions, especially for women and young people" was removed. This risks having negative consequences, especially for the young population of the African continent, union voices tell the newspaper Omvärlden.
May 2, 2022, News
Wheat is an important source of nutrition for millions of people. Photo: Yura Khomitskyi. Source: Unspalsh
Of: Idun Eklind
In total, Ukraine and Russia account for 30 percent of global wheat production and 20 percent of world corn production. As long as the conflict and fighting in Ukraine continue, the grain in the country will be both difficult to sow and harvest. Wheat and maize are the primary food for billions of people, and now the war in Europe's granary risks contributing to increased food security in countries in Africa and the Middle East.
April 28, 2022, News
Last week, leaders from the African Union and the EU met to discuss future cooperation between the parties. It was the first summit in five years. Pictured (from right to left): Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Neven Mimica and Federica Mogherini. Photo: European External Action Service, 2016. Source: Flickr.
Of: Markus Hietanen
Vaccine and investment were among the items on the agenda when 40 African leaders met EU leaders in Brussels last week. Extensive investments were promised, but no abolition of patent protection for covid vaccine.
February 22, 2022, Notis
Date and time: 7 Dec, 12:30 - 13:30
The EU believes that the purpose of the new Africa Strategy should be to develop a better relationship between the Union and the states on the African continent. At the same time, we see that Europe's colonial history still characterizes the relationship between the regions. Can cooperation between the EU and the countries of Africa become more equal? What is needed for European-African relations […]
November 16, 2021, Calendar, Seminars
Of: Hanna Kristiansen
The pandemic has been devastating for many children on the African continent. Children have lost valuable education and domestic violence has increased as a result of closed schools. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed Elin Axelgren, international program manager at SOS Children's Villages, to hear how the work goes into the pandemic one year.
June 23, 2021, Interview
Date and time: 22 Apr, 17:00 - 18:15
Seventy-five years have passed since international development cooperation was born. After the end of the war in 1945, Europe was rebuilt and independent countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America invested in their future according to the conditions of that time. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, aid was transformed into a collaboration that touched on deeper social transformation and international partnerships. At the turn of the millennium, UN member states adopted the Millennium Development Goals, which fifteen years […]
April 8, 2021, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
Conflicts between ethnic groups and extremist forces are two reasons why people are fleeing their homes. Photo: MONUSCO / Abel Kavanagh
Of: Anna Mattsson
Conflicts and violence have forced millions of people to flee their homes around the world, and more than ever are now fleeing their homelands, according to the latest figures from IDMC, the Internal Refugee Monitoring Center. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region where violence has caused the most internally displaced people.
March 29, 2021, News
Date and time: 30 Mar, 18:00 - 19:00
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has written together with other world leaders that "none of us is safe until everyone is safe" and has demanded that the Covid-19 vaccine should not be distributed based on countries' ability to pay but rather on public health needs. At the same time, Sweden and other rich countries have pushed ahead of the global vaccination queue when they bought up a large […]
March 22, 2021, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast