Corruption complicates development cooperation in DR Congo

Joachim Beijmo, Head of Development Aid at the Swedish Embassy in Kinshasa.

Of: Anna Mattsson

Sweden is one of the world's largest donors to the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, the high level of corruption in the country affects development cooperation. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed Joachim Beijmo, head of development assistance at the Swedish embassy in Kinshasa.

February 11, 2021, Interview

What is really happening on the European continent?

French protesters

A lot is happening on the European continent. The large demonstrations in France are an example. Photo: Olivier Ortelpa (CC-BY-2.0)

Of: Karl Follin

When French protesters chant in the streets of Paris, the world's intellectual elite toasts toast champagne at the Nobel dinner in Stockholm. But the Nobel dinner also put the EU's relationship with DR Congo on the agenda.

December 12, 2018, Current debate

DR Congo needs Sweden's help!

There are worrying reports of deadly violence and a difficult situation from our partner organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sweden should be a clear voice in the world community for a comprehensive strategy that can contribute to security and faith in the future in the war-torn DR Congo, write five organizations with partners in the country.

March 28, 2018, Debate

Sweden must increase support for mine management

Of: Alexander Gabelic and Megan Burke

More than 6 people were injured or killed by mines in 000. This is an increase of 2015 percent compared with the previous year. The alarming figures should make the world countries gather forces to get rid of the mining problem, but instead Sweden has halved its support since 75. The negative trend of recent years must reverse, writes Megan Burke, International Campaign against Landmines (ICBL), and Aleksander Gabelic, Swedish UN Federation.

April 4, 2017, Debate