How a Rwandan organization enables women, youth and refugees to leave poverty

58 year old seller Betty Mukarame is one of many women taking part in the organization Access to Finance Rwanda's (AFR) initiatives. Photo: FinScope 2016.

Of: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

The concept of an inclusive economy has proved to make significant change in Rwanda, lifting millions out of poverty, according to the UN. The organization Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR), which is partly funded by the Swedish government, identifies market gaps and design interventions to close those gaps - making the market accessible to the most vulnerable in society. - Poor people stay poor because they are excluded from different markets, says Jean Bosco Iyacu, CEO of AFR.

December 30, 2021, English, Interview, Magazine

Week 49: Uncertainty ahead of Libya's presidential election and Amazon criticized for climate change

- That 76 candidates want to become president of Libya after the election on December 24 is more a sign of the country's chaotic division than that there is a nice Christmas present in the package, Gunnar Jonsson writes on DN's leader pages.

Of: Alice Eriksson and Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

The uncertainty surrounding the presidential election in Libya provokes reactions and the military intervention in the country in 2011 is questioned in an editorial in DN. On Aftonbladet's editorial page, Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos is criticized when he donates billions to various climate organizations.

December 13, 2021, Current debate

UK travel policy may impact African vaccinations

To defeat this pandemic we need to have fully vaccinated at least 40 percent of the population in all countries before 2022, according to the WHO. Photo: Daniel Schludi / Unsplash.

Of: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

The United Kingdom's former travel policy provoked outrage as it discriminated recipients of the Covax initiative - a global operation to ensure equitable access to the vaccine. The rules came as a shock and received global criticism. In the delicate political climate of the pandemic the policy could potentially be damaging in the global fight against Covid-19.

November 2, 2021, Article, Magazine