Most of the world's cobalt production is extracted in Congo-Kinshasa. Photo: Enough Project. Source: Flickr.
Of: Melanie Alphonse
The extraction of the minerals cobalt and lithium has increased in connection with the demand for electric cars. Several companies are interested in opening mines in northern Sweden, something that risks threatening the Sami right to land and culture. At the same time, multinational mining companies are exploiting child labor and violating human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world's largest exporter of cobalt.
February 24, 2022, Interview
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
Of: Melanie Alphonse
Employees of non-profit organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of sexually exploiting women during the Ebola crisis. The majority of women know about abuse, despite the fact that the crimes are often difficult to investigate due to stigma and a culture of silence.
October 10, 2020, Report
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
Of: The Chancellery
During Almedalen Week this summer, FUF's editorial staff met with gynecologist Denis Mukwege from Congo. He now receives, together with Nadia Murad, the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war and armed conflict. See our interview with Denis Mukwege.
October 5, 2018, News
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
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