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Germany: 'No Arabs please' job rejection controversy: An Egyptian man's rejection letter has gone viral on German social media. The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency has said that racial discrimination in the workplace is higher in Germany than the EU average. A German architecture firm was in hot water on Wednesday after it emerged that one of its leaders had responded "no Arabs please" to a prospective job candidate. The firm, GKK+Architekten, touts its international credentials on its website and has an office in China. Read more...  
  Germany's levels of racist discrimination in the workplace are well above EU averages

Man med 7 identiteter döms för 10 brott: En 18-årige mannen har fått sin ålder  uppskriven och använt minst sju olika identiteter i kontakt med myndigheter. Nu döms han för en serie grova stölder och rån i Stockholm. Övervakningsbilder visar hur mannen stulit från människor i anslutning till kollektivtrafiken i Stockholm. I flera fall har det förekommit våld. Totalt handlar det om fem rån och fyra  grova stölder. Han döms dessutom för ringa narkotikabrott. Straffet blev ett års fängelse. Han utvisas även från Sverige och förbjuds att återvända de närmaste tio åren. (Svt text)


Norway welcomes 600 African refugees "to send a strong message": Norway has agreed to take 600 asylum seekers to help stop the often deadly trafficking of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea. 11 of them have already left for the EU. Norway agreed to open its doors to 600 asylum seekers who had been evacuated to Rwanda from detention centers in Libya. The 600 people are part of a group of 800 migrants who had been moved to Rwanda from Libya under an agreement between Rwanda, the African Union and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Read more...

  Norway's acceptance of 600 African refugees is to shame other EU countries into doing more
Isabel do Santos' woes: Isabel dos Santos lives modestly these days. Or so the billionaire daughter of a former Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos, says. She arrived on foot to meet your correspondent at a smart hotel in London; and at the end of the interview she disappeared off towards a Tube station. It is a step down for a woman who once flew the rapper Nicki Minaj to Luanda, Angola’s capital, at a cost of millions. But these days Africa’s most prominent businesswoman has good reason to play it cool. Read more...  
  Isabel dos Santos, Angola’s princess, wants her seized assets back
Runt 100 registerade i en lägenhet: Flera personer säljer adresser svart till utländska medborgare för några hundralappar i månaden. Det visar en kartläggning gjord av SVT. På en lägenhet söder om Stockholm finns ca 100 utländska medborgare med samordningsnummer registrerade. SVT har även identifierat fler lägenheter där runt 100 personer är registrerade. De som är registrerade på adresserna får därmed tillgång till post från bl.a. myndigheter. I granskningen har SVT hittat runt 80 brottsdömda personer som anger adressen söder om Stockholm i sin kontakt med myndigheter. (SVT teletext)
Sverigedemokraterna now biggest party in Sweden: SD är för första gången största parti
i SVT/Novus väljarbarometer. Partiet ökar 2,5 procentenheter och får 24 procents stöd i decembermätningen, samtidigt som S tappar 2,3 procentenheter och får 23,7 procent.
Skillnaden är dock inom felmarginalen. -SD är det enda parti som inte haft makten och uppfattas därför av många som det enda oppositionsalternativet, säger Torbjörn Sjöström, vd på Novus. S ligger dock ännu över bottennoteringen från januari 2012, strax innan Håkan Juholt avgick som partiledare. "Misstroendeförklaring sänkte S". Två politiska händelser präglade undersökningsperioden i november och december, enligt Novus. Den första var statsminister Stefan Löfvens kritiserade intervju i SVT:s Agenda. Den andra var hotet om misstroendeförklaring mot arbetsmarknadsminister Eva Nordmark (S) för reformeringen av Arbetsförmedlingen. -Vi såg hur resultatet utvecklades vecka för vecka och hur det sänkte S och höjde SD, säger Torbjörn Sjöström, vd på Novus. S tappar främst väljare till den grupp som säger att den inte skulle rösta om det vore val i dag. (SVT teletext)
Bukom boxers draw on a long fighting tradition: "This is where the magic happens," says Carl Lokko, a boxing coach. His gym in Accra has two punchbags, a weights machine and a tin roof. A dozen young men, all sweat and sinew, are shadow-boxing or skipping furiously. "Everybody wants to be a boxer," says one, fists thudding into an invisible opponent. He calls himself "Rich Man" Ashiley, a name which betrays his ambition. He says he fights for money and the chance "to go outside", to Europe or America. Read the rest culled from The Economist...  
  The young men training at Addy's Boxing Academy in Bukom want to to earn big money outside the country
Partier: Fler ska donera organ: L:s och KD:s partiledningar vill ha ett nytt donationsregister. Alla över 18 år ska skrivas in automatiskt, och vill man inte donera sina organ måste man själv anmäla det. -De länder som har lyckats öka sina organdonationer, det är länder som har sådana här organdonationsregister där du förutsätter att personer vill donera sina organ, säger Ella Bohlin i KD:s partistyrelse till SR:s Ekot. Även C och V har liknande idéer. Cirka 1,7 miljoner svenskar har anmält sig till donationsregistret - SVT Text.

Ousman Manjang passes on in The Gambia: One of the best known African personalities in the intellectual and political scene in the African immigrant community in Stockholm in the 70s and 80s, Ousman Manjang, passed away in the Gambia on Sunday October 6, 2019. He was buried shortly after according to Islamic rites. Manjang was 67 and is survived by a son and two daughters living, respectively, in England and Sweden. We very deeply regret the loss of Ousman Manjang and express hereby our deepest condolences to family, relatives and all. Anthony Turkson, who knew Manjang well, pays a glowing tribute to him. Read it here...
We also reproduce an article he wrote for the Ghana Union newsletter in 1994. Read it here...

  The late Ousmane Manjang was active in the African political movements in Sweden and The Gambia
Twi, Yoruba and Amharic are spreading in Chicago: Twi is spreading in Chicago. WGHC is an FM radio station housed in a gloomy third-floor room above an African hair-braiding shop (“Human Wigs, 100% virgin”). It broadcasts African music and talk in Twi, and other languages, largely to African-born listeners in the city. Its shows play, for example, from speakers mounted in the Makola African Supermarket. The shop’s owner says customers usually speak Twi too, although Nigerians who come for palm oil, okra powder, foufou, yams and beans rely on English. The African born migrant population in the US is doubling every decade. Read the rest of this interesting piece...
Read our earlier reports...
Asantemankuo Sweden inaugurated in Stockholm...
Is life becoming tougher for Africa's kleptocrats...
Suberu - one year ago...
Africans in Sweden demonstrate against mob attacks in South Africa...
Ghana Embassy in Denmark visits Stockholm this weekend...
Johnny and Clara Rogo celebrate their double day...
Adul Carimo So laid to rest...
West African leaders pledge $1 billion to tackle terrorism...
Tribute to the late Ousman Manjang...
From our Union Archives
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