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Funeral Announcement
Opanin Kwaku Gyamfi
Saturday, Sept 29th
Tumba Folketshus
Scheeleväg. 41-43
(Pendeltåg to Tumba, Bus 715 from there to Folkethus)
19:00 - 02:00
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Embassy Officials to Meet Ghanaian leaders in Stockholm
Saturday, Oct. 13th
Säfflegat 9, Farsta
14:00 - 17:00
20 years of GaDangme Stockholm
Saturday, Oct. 27th @ Vällingby
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Exchange Rates
Monday, September 24th
Daily Interbank FX Rates
Currency Buying(¢) Selling(¢)
Naira 64.09 64.15
Source: Bank of Ghana
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Ghana to open an embassy in Norway: Ghana will soon open an embassy in Norway to boost bilateral relations between the two countries. This was revealed by Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, during an interview with Class 91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show host Moro Awudu in New York following a meeting between President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Norway Premier Erna Solberg – both co-Chairs of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read the rest on
Norlén (M) vald till talman: Andreas Norlén (M) valdes till talman vid omröstningen i riksdagen på måndagen. Valet var väntat. Han fick mer än hälften av rösterna och därmed behövdes bara en omröstning. Alliansens kandidat fick även stöd av Sverigedemokraterna och vann med 203 mot 145 röster över socialdemokraternas kandidat Åsa Lindestam. Norlén, som varit ordförande i
riksdagens konstitutionsutskott (KU) de senaste åren får nu ta sig an upp giften att föreslå en statsminister kandidat som kan få stöd av riksdagen. Socialdemokraten Åsa Lindestam valdes,
utan konkurrerande kandidat, till riksdagens förste vice talman. Sammanträdet ajourneras nu fram till klockan 14, därefter sker val av andre och tredje vice talman. I valet av andre vice talman tänker Socialdemokraterna rösta på V-kandidaten Lotta Johnsson Fornarve, uppger gruppledaren Anders Ygeman (S). Därmed går S emot SD:s kandidat Björn Söder. Ygeman säger att Söder (SD) är en olämplig kandidat.
Friday was a public holiday in Ghana: Friday, 21st September, was Founder's Day in Ghana and a public holiday. Ghanaians are enjoying a long weekend and will not return to work until Monday, 24th September. The last public holiday enjoyed by Ghanaians was exactly a month ago - the celebration of Eidul-Adha which happened on the 21st of August.
Sverige bäst för global utveckling: Sverige är bäst i världen på att bidra till en positiv utveckling i världens utvecklingsländer, enligt en rapport från den amerikanska tankesmedjan CGD. Rapporten poängsätter årligen världens 27 rikaste länder utifrån deras påverkan inom sju områden, som bistånd och migration, rapporterar TT. Sverige petar ner Danmark till andra platsen tack vare starka poäng inom bistånd, miljö, handel och migration. Långt ner hamnar Sverige gällande säkerhet, vilket förklaras med vapen exporten till odemokratiska stater.
Meeting with consulate officials: This meeting with consulate officials from the Ghana Embassy in Köpenhamn to train leaders has been shifted to the 13th of October at 14:00 hours. This meting will now take place at Säfflegatan 9, Fasta centrum.
Pope advises prayer and psychiatric care to cure homosexuality in children: Pope Francis has recommended prayer and psychiatric help to parents with children who show homosexual tendencies. He made these remarks on his return from a two-day visit to Ireland, the first in 40 years of a pontif to this very Catholic country. The Pope recommends prayer in the first instance. "Do not condemn, have a dialogue," he says. He added that if the signs first appear in childhood, there is a lot that can be done with psychiatric help to see how things stand. According to him, it is a different thing if the signs are first seen after 20 years.
The Economist on the Swedish elections: Immigration is at the top of Sweden’s political agenda as it prepares for elections on September 9th. During the migration crisis of 2015, 163,000 asylum-seekers streamed into Sweden before the country adopted border controls. The numbers have fallen to about 26,000 per year, but the issue preoccupies many voters. This has been bad for the governing Social Democrats and good for the Sweden Democrats, an anti-immigrant party with neo-Nazi roots. Read the whole article...  
  The migration crisis of 2015 has put immigration at the top of the agenda for the September 9th elections
Global reactions to the death of Kofi Annan: Selected reactions to the death of Kofi Annan, the first black African to become U.N. secretary-general and a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died early Saturday at age 80 after a short illness. "In a world now filled with leaders who are anything but that, our loss, the world's loss, becomes even more painful." - U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. "I sincerely admired his wisdom and courage as well as his ability to make balanced decisions even under the most dire and critical circumstances." - Russian President Vladimir Putin. "A relentless champion for peace and a passionate ambassador for Sesame Street and the world's children." - Sesame Street. "We are devastated ... Africa and the world has lost a special human being." - Nelson Mandela Foundation. “He is a figure I will place on the same level as Mandela.” - Jan Eliasson, Swedish politician and diplomat who was Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.  
  Kofi Annan 1938 - 2018. Born in Kumasi in the then Gold Coast, 7th Secretary General of the UN (1997-2006), shared Nobel Peace Prize with the UN in 2001.
Observatörer bevakar svenska valet: För första gången kommer observatörer från Organisationen för samarbete och säkerhet i Europa, OSSE, (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE) till Sverige för att se till att valet går rätt till, rapporterar Ekot. Före valet 2010 skickades en arbetsgrupp till Sverige för att utvärdera om det behövdes observatörer vid själva valet. Det behövdes inte då. När en liknande utvärdering gjordes inför årets val kom man fram till att man kommer att skicka två personer. OSSE ska bland annat titta närmare på hur valkampanjer finansieras.
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