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Is life becoming tougher for Africa's kleptocrats?: Light-fingered tyrants are looking back wistfully. In past decades they could stash their illicit wealth in the West. Friendly lawyers, banks and middlemen were on hand to park the loot. Sani Abacha, the military dictator who ran Nigeria in the 1990s, deposited billions of dollars in banks across the rich world, no questions asked. Western governments often seemed equally unfussed. Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, a former president of France, attended soirées in chateaux owned by the late Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa of Central Africa. Mr Bokassa would slip his guest diamonds to thank him for France’s support. Read the rest...
     
Suberu - one year ago: October 4th marked a year since the passing away of our long time and beloved President, Suberu Salam. Anthony Turkson remembers him...

We remember Salaam Suberu!

A year ago today, Salaam,
You left us
and
You left us
A simple message:
"Carry on with the Ghana Union!"

And now,
A year later, today, Salaam,
A year later today
Our simple message to you:
We are
Carrying on with the Ghana Union!

 
  Long time Ghana Union President, Salam Suberu, passed away on October 4th, 2018
     

Africans in Sweden demonstrate against mob attacks in South Africa: A group of Africans led by the Nigerian Union in Stockholm gathered on Wednesday September 18th, 2019, in front of the South African Embassy in Stockholm to protest at the widespread attacks on the African community in that country. The two-hour demonstration which started at 2 o'clock p.m. was peaceful and very well-organized. Participants chanted slogans and carried banners and placards condemning the xenophobic attacks in South Africa that have resulted in killings and the seizure and destruction of properties belonging to members of immigrant African communities in South Africa. They demanded immediate and adequate compensation for the victims of the mob violence. Speakers denounced the government and leadership of South Africa and rejected the belated hypocritical apology rendered by President Cyril Ramaphosa. More...

 
  The demonstrators carried placards denouncing the South African government and leadership
     
Johnny and Clara Rogo celebrate their double day: A large gathering of family, friends and well-wishers were at hand over the weekend to celebrate with Johnny and Clara Rogo. It was the occasion of Clara's 60th birthday and the couple's 35th wedding anniversary. The terraced restaurant was full of mostly Nigerians and Ghanaians as well as Swedes who heard the beautiful stories of their long marriage. There were visitors from other countries too. Clara's female friends were all clad in beautiful dresses made from the same cloth with intricate head gears. The music was good and the food and drinks were plentiful. There were performances by Nigerian artists. Every one who attended went away with a gift with the pictures of the couple embossed on them. There were memorial buckets, exercise books, bags and other items. The dancing went on till day break.  
  Johnny and Clara looking resplendent in their traditional dresses
     
Adul Carimo So laid to rest: Burial took place on Thursday September 12th 2019 of Adul Carimo So who died in Stockholm after a protracted illness. He was 61. Adul was born in Guinea Bissau in West Africa. Final obsequies were performed at the Uppståndelsekapellet at Skogskyrkogården outside Stockholm in the presence of Adul's two sons Carimo and his younger brother Amilcar both in their twenties together with their mother Pascale. Also present were Adul's two sisters who travelled respectively from Guinea Bissau and Portugal as well as friends and mourners mostly from among the African diaspora in Stockholm and elsewhere in Sweden. Together with African writer colleagues Adul founded the Association of African Writers in Sweden which was active in Stockholm in the 1990s. Read the rest...

Tribute to Adul by Stephen Atta Owusu...
 
  Adul Carimo So passed away in Stockholm
     
West African leaders pledge $1 billion to tackle terrorism: West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso. The plan, to be funded from 2020 to 2024, was announced at end of the Economic Community Summit of West African States in Ouagadougou, where the ECOWAS nations were joined by Mauritania and Chad. Read the rest...
 
  The West African leaders made the pledge at a meeting in Ouagadogou
     

Mob-rule and Anti African Pogroms in the Republic of South Africa: The Government and Leadership of South Africa stand condemned before Africa and in the eyes of the entire humanity for the massive unprovoked and unrelenting waves of violence directed at African and other immigrants on South African soil. These horrendous crimes are taking place on South African soil under the very own eyes of the government and leaders of South Africa and most likely with the tacit approval of the government led by a former trade unionist, ex-apartheid collaborator and brutal multi-millionaire businessman turned president. Nothing will absolve the government and leadership of South Africa from responsibility for these crimes.
- A shocked and extremely disappointed African observer.

     
Imam döms för hets mot judar: En imam i Helsingborg döms för hets mot folkgrupp efter att ha uttalat sig nedsättande om judar. Han sade bland annat att judarna är "apornas och svinens avkommor", rapporterar TT. Mannen har försvarat sig med att det han sade under emonstrationen inte var riktat mot judar, utan mot den israeliska regimen, men Helsingborgs tingsrätt anser att uttalandet "avsåg judar med syftning på deras religion". Imamen döms till villkorlig dom och 60 dagsböter och ska även betala 800 kr till brottsofferfonden för det han sade vid demonstrationen i juli 2017.
     
     
     
Read our earlier reports...
 
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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...
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In loving memory of
Suberu Salam, Nov. 2018...
Sanle Akolor laid to rest; March 2018...
 
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Ghana Embassy in Denmark
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