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Stockholm
Presents
Homowo Celebration
Date:
Saturday Sept. 30th
Place:
Tomtbergaväg. 14
T-bana Hallunda
Time:
19:00 - 02:00
Free gate, free food
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Happening later
Funeral Celebration
Madam
Dorcas Oteng Amponsah
October 7th
@
Tumba Folkets Hus
Scheeleväg. 41-43
More details here...
 
Africa Old School Timers' Autumn Party
October 28th
@
Vallingby

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Exchange Rates
Monday, September 18th
Daily Interbank FX Rates
Currency Buying(¢) Selling(¢)
USD
4.4031
4.4075
Sterling
5.9825
5.9898
Euro
5.2691
5.2736
SEK
0.5532
0.5534
Naira 73.76 73.83
Source: Bank of Ghana
 
Swedish FX Bank Rates
Currency
I want to buy...
I want to sell...
USD
8.4813
7.7036
Sterling
11.4434
10.2830
Euro
10.0808
9.1947
Source: Forex Bank, Sweden

Taming Europe's right-wing populist parties: Most populist parties find entering government traumatic. The Finns Party’s support fell from 18% to under 10% after it joined the coalition in 2015, and it has since split in two. The Danish People’s Party has more or less run the country’s immigration policy ever since the late 1990s, but has never joined a coalition, preferring supply-and-confidence deals. The Progress Party in Norway, in contrast, has become a relatively normal coalition member. It backed the Conservatives’ compromise tax reforms, including cutting corporate and wealth taxes, which passed with Labour’s support. On immigration it is aided by the fact that the left, too, has come to support strict limits, fearful of undermining Norway’s labour standards and high wages >>>

 
  Siv Jensen, 48, leader of Norway's right wing Fremskrittspartiet and Finance Minister
     
Moderaterna want to ban street-side begging in Sweden: Moderaterna want the laws against burglary and other offences to be sharpened. They also want more crimes committed by immigrants to lead to deportations than is now the case. The party even wants a national law against street-side begging. The suggestions are part of the party's policy on criminality that will be discussed at the national convention in Orebro next month. "It's the most offensive agenda in a decade", says the party's spokesman on judicial affairs, Tobias Tobé. He wants a non-partisan agreement on the problem of beggars. But his proposals have been met with criticism by the other parties. Both MP and Center are against the proposal to ban begging citing moral and technical reasons for their opposition. Even the party's own youth wing, Muf, is against the proposals.  
  Moderaterna want to ban street side begging which became common in Sweden some ten years ago with the accession of Romania into the the EU
     
Farming grasscutters in Ghana: The cane rat, a large, blunt-nosed version of its urban cousin (akrantie), looks docile enough. But it has a taste for fingers. “You need skill to be able to handle them,” says Francis Ababio, who teaches students how to rear the rodents, also known as grasscutters, at Kwadaso Agricultural College in Kumasi, Ghana’s second city. Grasscutter meat is a delicacy in the country’s cities and a part of rural diets. Digested grass found in its stomach is also said to make delicious soups. Most grasscutter meat still comes from the wild. But there are 1,500 grasscutter farmers in Ghana. Read more...  
  Grasscutters (akrantie) at the Kumasi market
     
Sweden - Löfven backtracks on promised tax increases: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said his government will not implement two of the three tax increases the ruling coalition agreed on over the weekend. The two that will be withdrawn are the proposed change in the cut off point for the national income tax and increases in tax for small businesses. The suggestion to increase flight tax will remain and be part of the Autumn Budget. The opposition Alliance has threatened a confidence vote in the government if the tax suggestions are carried through.
     
The cosy life of Mugabe's children: The Mugabe brothers are having a night out again. Here they are showing off their outfits: distressed white denim, high-top sneakers, statement sunglasses. Now they're in a VIP booth at a club, swaying and swigging from bottles of Moët & Chandon while the music pumps. At some point they will post a flame emoji, indicating that the evening is “lit”. Like many millennials, Robert Mugabe junior and Bellarmine, his younger brother, shamelessly chronicle their days (and late nights) on Instagram, a social-media site for sharing pictures. Uniquely, however, their 93-year-old father is the president of Zimbabwe. The steady stream of photos and videos they post offers an unusual and oddly intimate window into their privileged personal lives. Lately the two brothers appear to be spending much of their time in Johannesburg. Life is more “lit” there than back home in Zimbabwe, where their father has ruined the eco-nomy. The Mugabe brothers are not the only scions of African strongmen who are tactless about what they share on social media. Lawrence Lual Malong Yor junior, the stepson of a South Sudanese general, documents his love of luxury on Facebook with photos of himself flying first-class and getting hot-stone massages. One video shows him lying in a pile of $100 bills (which he claims make up $1m that he will donate to charity). Read the rest...
     
MP politician resigns over racist comment about Somalians: Jonas Serneholt has been sacked from his post as political secretary for Miljöpartied in Järfalla, outside Stockholm. The local politician had called Somalians a "cancer growth" in a closed Facebook comment. A local party leader said Serneholt's comment is unacceptable and has no place in the party. Serneholt, who was very penitent when Stockholm newspaper, Stockholm Direkt, confronted him with the offending comment said he had written it at a time he was drunk. Now, he has left all his duties in the party.
     
Sweden - huge backlog of undecided asylum cases: More than 10,000 asylum seekers from 2015 are yet to be called for their first interview. Migrationsverket had set a goal of dealing with each asylum case within four months. The long delays in these cases have been put down partly to the fact that these particular cases are trickier and more difficult than the ones decided so far and also to the huge turnover of the workers who are to investigate these cases.
     
 
     
     
Read our earlier reports...
 
The crisis in Swedish politics - Löfven reshufles his cabinet...
Immigrants responsible for the increase of illegal driving schools...
Fewer forced repatriations from Sweden...
Ghana - government to review dual citizenship law...
 
Why the tortoise carries his shell wherever he goes
Grandpa Enoch
 
Help save the rare trees and forests in Ghana
Click to read how...
 
Opinion/Features
EU summit approves sealing off the Mediterranean from refugees
By Martin Kreickenbaum
World Socialist Web Site
Tribute to Okwabi
By Anthony Turkson
 
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Memories from
GUSS grill 2017
Randy tells his story to Ghanaians in Stockholm
Ghanaians in Stockholm celebrate Ghana @60
Bridgit Etbon celebrates graduation and birthday
Ghana Union Grill, 2016
 
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