Why is Jesus white? - Discussion on White Savior Complex

Date and time: 3 Dec, 17:30 - 18:30

When Christmas is just around the corner, we often feel a little extra generous and generous. Employers buy goats for "poor African families" for their employees, movie clips with malnourished children make us cry, and from the speakers in our shopping malls, Band Aids song from -84 Do they know it's Christmas ?: "And there will not be snow in" Africa this Christmas time The greatest gift they'll get this year is life "It is clear that we, who have […]

November 24, 2020, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast

The demonstrations in Nigeria - more than protests against police violence

Photo: Paul Becker / Becker1999, flickr.com.

Of: Mickey Thor

In the past month, tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in Nigeria's capital Abuja and the trade hub of Lagos. The protests go by the name EndSars and are aimed at the police unit Special Anti-Robbery Squad which has been accused of violent methods and corruption. The development magazine has talked to Leah Okenwa Emegwa, associate professor of public health science at the University of the Red Cross and originally from Nigeria, about the situation.

November 23, 2020, Interview

"Young people should have the opportunity for a meaningful future in Burkina Faso"

Photo: canva.com.

Of: Aaron Malmborg

Young people living in rural Burkina Faso face an uncertain future with many challenges. Climate change threatens the country's agriculture while new norms and methods drive societal development forward. "Half of those I have interviewed say that the rainy season has changed during their lifetime," says Hanna Sinare, researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Center.

November 17, 2020, Interview

Africa and the EU are negotiating a new Cotonou agreement

It is time for a new agreement between Africa and the EU. Photo: European Parliament, Flickr

Of: Ismail Bazine and Miguel Largo Vergara 

The Cotonou Agreement, which is under negotiation, regulates the relationship between the EU and the group of states in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. North Africa is not included and the Cotonou Agreement thus overlooks the region's importance for Europe and the rest of Africa in matters of migration and security.

November 13, 2020, Analysis

Peaceful protests meet with violence in Nigeria

In Nigeria, major protests are taking place against the brutal police violence. Photo: Photo by Kaizenify via Wikimedia (CC-BY-SA 4.0)

Of: Sanna Lindh

Protests against police violence in Nigeria have been highlighted in this week's debate and attracted worldwide attention. During the week, the Swedish government also announced its decision on an increased contribution to the UN's food program, WFP, to tackle the world's global hunger crisis.

October 28, 2020, Current debate

"It's not the virus that will kill my children, it's hunger"

Many families are already starving in Africa. Several parallel crises make the situation even more difficult. Photo: Jules Bosco / USAID

Of: Johan Eldebo

In many ways, covid-19 has changed everything in a couple of months in Africa. From another perspective, the virus is rather another of many threats. Because there are several threats to the progress made in many parts of the continent in recent years. So far in 2020, the first news in many newspapers has been the latest […]

July 9, 2020, Guest chronicle