Swedish initiatives promote entrepreneurship in Africa

The Swedish foundation Norrsken has opened a center for entrepreneurship and innovation in Kigali, Rwanda. Pictured: A statue depicting a woman and a child in Kigali. Photo: Andreas. Source: Pixabay.

Of: Beata Fylkner

Sweden is often regarded as the best in the world in surveys concerning both entrepreneurship and development cooperation. In recent times, more and more investments have been made with the goal of combining the two funds. Norrsken and Hand in Hand are two actors working to promote socio-economic development in Rwanda, Kenya and Zimbabwe with entrepreneurship as the main means.

February 2, 2022, News

The paradox of food waste and hunger

Claire van Enk created Farm to Feed Kenya to connect farmers and people suffering from hunger. Photo: Micky Schepers-Farm to Feed Kenya

Of: Maria Malmsten

The paradox of hunger, food loss and waste is a global issue. All around the world, a third of all produced food never reaches the consumer. Claire van Enk has created Farm to Feed Kenya to bring about change in these issues, while striving for a healthier planet.

April 29, 2021, English, Long read, Shops

Al-Shabaab attacks teachers for stopping education

Several schools in northeastern Kenya have been forced to close following attacks by the al-Shabaab terrorist group.

Of: Yolanda Tibblin

Thousands of teachers in northeastern Kenya were forced to leave their jobs following attacks by the al-Shabaab terrorist group. This threatens students' education. According to terrorism expert Magnus Norell, al-Shabaab opposes non-Islamic teachings.

June 24, 2020, News

When addiction makes it difficult to criticize

Kibera and tourist

Tourists often come to Kibera in Kenya to watch the slums. Photo: Ninara and PickPik

Of: Emily Sword

I'm on the outskirts of Kibera in Nairobi. I am here on an internship at a small local organization that functions as a leisure center where children from the area can do homework, be creative and find peace. Kibera, popularly known as Kibra, is one of the largest informal settlements in East Africa. Kibera […]

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March 16, 2020, Guest chronicle

Environmentally friendly grills give women economic autonomy in Kenya

Rachel Mwamghuda's daughter Serena 5 years old can go to school thanks to the jiko project in Kenya. Photo: Jan-Åke Thorell

Of: Jan-Åke Thorell

Cooking in Kenya takes up a lot of time. Most people use charcoal, which is also costly and dangerous to health. But a new project with environmentally friendly stoves in Kenya could be the solution. The savings can pay the school fee for a child for a whole year.

- It is absolutely fantastic, says Rachel Mwamghuda in Voi, Kenya.

December 17, 2018, FUF-correspondents

Dance makes young people in Kenya grow

Developing in dance creates self-confidence and an identity. Photo: Emma Gidlund.

Of: Kajsa Litton Fredriksson

With tough home conditions, music becomes a safe zone and an opportunity to develop. At the organization Wale Wale Kenya, young people from the slums gather to dance together. Project leader Vennah Atieno talks about how creativity makes young people grow, and about society's sometimes skeptical view of dance.

May 3, 2018, FUF-correspondents