Armed conflict in northern Mozambique

The small port of Pemba in northern Mozambique became too small after large supplies of natural gas were found.
Photo: Ton Rulkens from Mozambique, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of: Linnea Boström

Violence and a humanitarian crisis are raging in the province of Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique. Thousands of people are fleeing after the armed Islamist group known locally as al-Shabab burned villages and committed brutal killings.
- To be able to solve the situation, support from other countries is needed, says Diamantino Nhampossa who works for We Effect in Mozambique.

April 15, 2021, News

If Mozambique can, then Sweden can

Floods after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

In connection with the cyclone Idai in Mozambique a year ago, people fled to the roofs of houses. Photo: DFID (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Isabella Overödder

One year ago, Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world, was hit by double cyclones. The cyclones have been described as the worst climate-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere. They caused floods, destroyed homes and infrastructure. Floods in the north combined with droughts in the south put millions of people on the run to seek refuge […]

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April 6, 2020, Chronicle

El Niño shows the importance of global climate action

Of: Anabela Lemos

The latest El Niño affected 1,5 million Mozambicans. The fact that a relatively small rise in temperature in the Pacific Ocean is causing a shortage of food on the other side of the globe should be an eye-opener for politicians. Climate change must be curtailed and the only way is joint global action, writes Anabela Lemos, director of the Africa Groups' partner organization Justiça Ambiental in Mozambique.

August 25, 2016, Debate

Water and risk: Sweden's role for sustainable development and resilience

Of: Åse Johannessen

There is currently an intense debate about how the global community should deal with, among other things, various disasters, conflicts, uncontrolled urbanization, rising consumption, environmental degradation and climate change. This is a golden opportunity for Sweden to review its own policy and design an appropriate strategy for development assistance in the area, says Åse Johannessen, researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

March 24, 2014, Debate

Reply: Organizations are forced to spend money on consultants

With the report "Who is Responsible", we want to focus on donors' excessive control and scrutiny systems in civil society support, which risk counteracting the ambitions to strengthen civil society, promote the development of democracy and fight poverty. Arne Zetterström's reply seems to be about support for governments, which our report is not about. It writes Maj Lis Follér, associate professor at the University of Gothenburg

December 10, 2013, Debate