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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...

Asantemankuo Sweden inaugurated in Stockholm: At long last, we have got our Queen and the Asantemankuo Sweden duly inaugurated after nearly two years of meticulous planning. On Friday, 27th September, Mrs Josephine Antwi, the President of the newly formed Asantemankuo Sweden, was enstooled Queen with the stool name of Nana Afia Achiaa Deiwaa I. Present at the enstoolment ceremony were representatives of Otumfuo, Nana Kwame Asante Bonsu, Fufuomuhene, Nana Nsuobeyebuoden Owusu Boadu Agyenim, Damponanohene, and Nana Achia Sika, Kumasi Ahensan Nkosuohemaa. Nana Okatakyie Anin I, Sanaahene of Ati Akyem New Tafo, and Apaa Essilfie Kojo were in attendance too. Also present were Joe Frans, former Ghanaian born member of the Swedish Parliament, Mrs Priscilla Ankomah, Consular at the Ghana Embassy in Copenhagen, and Mr Anthony Opoku of TC Energy, Tema. The official inauguration of Asantemankuo Sweden and the outdooring of the Queenmother took place the next day, 28th September. Read more and watch YouTube videos of the events...

  The new Queen, known in private life as Josephine Antwi, took the stoolname of Nana Afia Achiaa Deiwaa I
Read our earlier reports...
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
Union commissions JSS block at Asonomaso, October 1994...
Children's corner, July-October 1994...
Ghana i mitt hjärta - The Linguist, January 1996...
The Ablorhs reach a milestone - January 1996...
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Sanle Akolor laid to rest; March 2018...
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