Vaccine nationalism - a postcolonial power game

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Of: Jasmine Askne

Vaccine nationalism is a word that, along with corona distance, herd immunity and hobby epidemiologist, has been added to my vocabulary over the past year. Vaccine nationalism refers to when high-income countries sign agreements with vaccine manufacturers to ensure that their own population is vaccinated as quickly as possible. Protecting one's own is a natural and human behavior, but the problem […]

May 23, 2021, Chronicle

Week 16: New climate goals, Navalny's state of health and the issue of development aid color this week's debate

Of: Jasmine Askne and Jonna Erdös

The EU and the US have this week announced new climate goals, something that has been received on the leadership pages with both cheers and skepticism. Swedish development assistance has also aroused commitment in connection with the global vaccination against covid-19. The imprisonment of the Russian opinion leader Alexei Navalny has continued to be a hot topic and several debaters are demanding that the outside world mark.

April 26, 2021, Current debate

Large distance between students and the labor market in Tanzania

Lack of IT skills is one reason why young people are prevented from entering the labor market. Photo: Musa Musa

Of: Jasmine Askne

The number of university students is breaking records in Tanzania, but the educations do not live up to the demands of the labor market. Young women in particular are affected when employers demand practical knowledge that is not part of their education. The development magazine has talked to Andrew Mwakalebela who works to try to bridge the distance between students and the labor market.

March 25, 2021, Interview